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For those who don’t have $3,500 to shell out on a Joy original, the shop isn’t short on affordable Wild Things memorabilia, from graphic tees to dolls, throw pillows to Mary Meyer harem pants — and, naturally, several versions of the book itself.
The neighboring art gallery is hosting a companion exhibition, filled with prints of film stills, on-set photography, and original sketches by the film’s art director, Sonny Gerasimowicz (who was introduced to Jonze by — again — Karen O. And lest you think this is all just marketing hype and commercialism, there is a charitable lining — proceeds from the sales of Christian Joy’s monsters and the gallery’s print series will be going to 826LA, a non-profit that promotes creative writing among children. Incidentally, the organization was co-founded by Dave Eggers, who co-wrote the Wild Things script with Jonze. Kevin Bacon, watch your back.
Where the Wild Things Are Pop-Up Store and Exhibition will be at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood through mid-October. www.space15twenty.com