‘The Humorist’: Art Inspired by the Films of Woody Allen

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From Charlie Chaplin to Ingmar Bergman to Paris’ 1920s expatriate literary scene, Woody Allen is a filmmaker who wears his influences from across all media on his tweed-covered sleeve. So it’s only right that Allen, in turn, has inspired a visual art exhibition. Gallery 1988’s group show, The Humorist , pays tribute to the director, writer, actor, and comedian’s 50-year career. Through February 2nd, visitors to the gallery’s Venice location can see beautiful and clever riffs on Bananas, Zelig, Manhattan, Midnight in Paris, and more — including an awful of lot of pieces inspired by Annie Hall. Click through to see a selection of our favorite pieces, and visit Gallery 1988’s website to preview the entire show and buy prints.

Megan Strathman, I Would, But I Need the Eggs, cut paper collage, 12” x 12”

Sean Dove, Hard Wood, 3-color screenprint on 140lb French paper,16” x 20”, signed & numbered edition of 20

Jason Liwag, Going Bananas, 2-color screenprint, 12 1/2” x 12 1/2”,signed and numbered edition of 35

Jeremy Berkley, The Curious Case of Leonard Zelig, 5-color screenprint with hand finishing, 11” x 14”, signed and numbered edition of 45

Fernando Reza, The Island, giclee print on enhanced matte archival paper, 18” x 24”, signed and numbered edition of 30

Benjamin Bouchet, Jeu, Set et Match, giclee print, 11 1/2” x 14 1/2”, signed and dated open edition

MR. PRVRT, Sleeper, spraypaint and stencils on cradled panel, 9” x 12”

Marz Jr., Olympia, ink on paper, 13 1/2” x 15 1/4”

Mike Maason, Rebels are we, born to be free, acrylic on board,11” x 14”

Roland LeFox, Annie Hall, 3-color screenprint on 80lb vintage stock,18” x 24”, numbered edition of 50