Here is my second piece for the SteamPOP show opening tonight. This one is not as obvious, unless you are a Back To The Future nerd like I am. This is the train featured at the end of the BTTF trilogy. It’s always been such a cool design that has caught my attention. Even just seeing the prop train on display at Universal Studios Orlando made my trips to Florida. That AND the Golden Girls house at Disney MGM Studios, but that’s a different obsession. At that scene when Doc rides in from who knows what year with this Jules Verne-like train, he says one of the coolest quotes. Yea, it’s a little cheesy, but I love it.
GREAT SCOTT! Here are the 12 Christopher Lloyd pieces I did over the last few months together in one collection, good times. I’m doing reproductions if anyone is interested, $20 bucks each for a 13″ x 19″ print. And $80 for stretched canvas giclee. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love them some Christopher Lloyd? Needless to say, I’m a big fan. And I like to think he is up there with the rest of the Nerd Royalty. Not sure how he would feel about that but he seems to be cool with his following. Anyway, here is 12 entries in a series called “Lots O’ Lloyd”. I thought it would be pretty fun to have art based on all his iconic roles together in one series. A few main ones come to mind quick, like from BTTF, Roger Rabbit, etc. But the more you think about it, he has ton a ton of work over the past few decades. And this will be the start of a little tribute to that. And yes, these are being done on illustrator, not canvas. Time for something new. What Say You?
PS. Not sure if I am done with this, perhaps. But stay tuned for an announcement of a print with all the Lloyds. Good times, thanks for following the updates with this one.
I’m not gonna lie, I have been bullshitting about doing a Calendar of my paintings for a long, long time. I’ve even tried to get other artists to work with me and do a collection of paintings for Calendar too, and no dice. There are so many good themes to do one with and I am lucky enough to had done enough art with a movie theme to put something great together. So this is it, I’ve been working on the graphics in what little free time I had since summer. And I am hoping people respond to it well. Maybe it’ll be a new tradition to knock one out every year at this time. But that is up to you guys.
So here is the Holiday plug… If you know someone who is in to classic cult movies like “Vacation”, “Back to the Future” or “Three Amigos” and want to give them something truly unique for Christmas, this is your gift. Especially if it is someone who doesn’t shut up from quoting “Anchorman”, “Caddyshack” or “Ghostbusters”, this is the gift for them. I put together a collection my paintings mixed with some movie tie-in graphics for each month. Each painting has been inspired from my favorite movies, some I grew up watching as a kid and know religiously, as well as some new favorites. The size of the Calendar is 10″ wide by 18″ long, and has a black high quality spiral binding at the top. I didn’t F around with this, it is just like something you would by in the store. I’m really proud of how this came out and if this is your thing, I think you would really enjoy it.
Ordering is easy, follow this link, or just email me at Sam@SamCarterArt.com. They are $25 each plus tax. And shipping is $5 bucks anywhere in the country. And if you order multiple I’ll cut you a deal, just ask. Thanks for checking it out and let me know what you think!
If you didn’t get a chance to grab any of my pieces from the 3B Show but wanted to, you kinda hit the jackpot. Got a good deal on those 3 prints. Let me know if you are interested. $15 each or all 3 for $30 plus tax & shipping. Not too shabby.
May 5th at first seemed so far away, but it came and went. The whole night seemed like it was about 10 minutes long. Thanks to everyone who made the long haul up to Venice. Thanks to Oscar for grabbing the folks from BTTF.com to get me an interview. Thanks to Steve Czarnecki for hooking it up on the BTTF website. It was awesome to finally meet the curator Joseph, AKA Chogrin, thanks for letting me a part of 3B, I keep wondering what 3 movies could be done next year. I really hope to do more shows with him and the talented group at the Autumn Society. I got asked to be a part of their next show “Shell Shock”, in Philadelphia. It’s themed to the one and only TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. I’ve wanted to be in a Gallery 1988 show since I first checked it out at the 2nd Crazy For Cult on Melrose in 2008. I hope this is the first of many more shows like this for me. They always have the best collection of Pop Artists, each with their own style and vibe. I love everything about it. A truly, most excellent evening.
It was going to be hard to top a show like last years’s 3G. ( Ghostbusters, Gremlins & Goonies ) As a fan of all 3 of those movies and a fan of Gallery 1988 this show was a blast and a real inspiration for me to crank out some art in the following year. So the second I heard about this years 3B show I got a little excited, not just because I’m a huge fan of Back to the Future, Bill & Ted’s and Beetlejuice, but because i knew i needed to be a part of this. Luckily The Autumn Society thought so too. I am so stoked to be a part of 3B. I really hope everyone gets out to Venice to check out the all the art that these people brought together. If you can’t wait until May 5th to check out a sneak peak of some of the artwork that will be on display, hop in you virtual DeLorean and/or phone booth and check out The Autumn Society‘s website.
As for my art in the 3B show, I went the pin up route. Why not, right? I hope you like them. The first one featured Jennifer, Marty’s girlfriend from the original Back to the Future. Not that I dislike Elizabeth Shue, but I just think the first one was hotter. I call this painting “Oh La La”.
The 2nd entry was for someone a little random but very memorable. It’s a diptych of our friend who was cut in half from what I have to assume was a magician’s saw trick gone bad. I call my Beetlejuice entry “Hack Job”.
And as for my “Bill & Ted’s” entry, I have this double pin up of the two princesses from the Renaissance period that Rufus brought back to our most excellent heroes. I was playing with the idea of what would life for these two hotties be like if they got to live in San Dimas in the 80′s. But the part about this painting that I had a really good time with just was the icons for each of the fellow time travelers along the boarder.
After checking out just some of the kick ass entries that the other artists have turned in, I am convinced this show will blow people away. Even more so if you kinda like these 3 flicks. And if you love these 3 flicks like I do, then it is certainly not to be missed. I’m really excited and proud to part of such a talented group. Thanks to those who let me be a part of it. See you in Venice!!!
For info on how to get there check out this link.
It’s pretty much a nerd requirement to be into Back to the Future. I never got to see the first one in the theaters, but fell in love with it on the ol’ VCR. And by the time part II and III came out I was certifiably obsessed with the Trilogy. I seem to recall a lot of haters of the 2nd one, complainers thinking it was too confusing. Lame. And some knuckleheads even hated on all the cowboy stuff. I for one LOVE part II and even III. And the way the last movie ends gave it the perfect ending. Mostly because of little Vern being dirty, I mean seriously, have you seen that?? I highly recommend you Google that now. And yes, I admit i never saw it until the YouTube thing pointed it out.
But i digress, I chose this scene to paint because it’s what started it all in Twin/Lone Pines Mall parking lot. BTTF rocks, plain and simple, and I can’t wait to see what they do in 2015 to celebrate. Probably set the Universal Hill Valley set on fire again.
And just for the record Claudia Wells>Elisabeth Shue. Fact.
What we have here is more than a crotch shot in purple Calvin Kleins. It’s the start of what I hope to be a series of babes from nerd movies. Starting with Jennifer from Back to the Future, this one also features a handful of visuals from the movie. I modeled it after the actress Claudia Wells from the first movie. Nothing against Elizabeth Shoe, she’s great and all but I think all nerds know that the girlfriend from the first movie is way hotter. I wasn’t really going for a photo realistic painting of her though, it’s not my thing to do portraits of people. But I did want a bit of her likeness. Just enough for when you see it, then notice what’s around it, you get it. My goal was to make a modern pin up stylized painting of that character, and surround her in the nerdy world of BTTF. I made sure to put things from all 3 movies in here. This would be my idea of Marty McFly’s room, as if Marty just left. It is 10:04pm after all, he has a Clock Tower to race to.
Part of what got me thinking of this series was some inspiration from this year’s Comic Con. Ideally it would be great to get twelve different paintings like this and offer a Calender to sell there. Or even just reproductions of each. I think that if there was ever a market for this type of art, that would be the place. So anyway, stay tuned for more of this type of work. My next one like this will most likely be Mia Sara from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. Ferris definitely has the iconic room to pull it off.
Here are some other characters I’d like to give this treatment. Can anyone think of any others? ( Leia is too obvious, I left her off )
Phebe Cates from Fast Times
Elizabeth Swan from Pirates
Casandra from Wayne’s World
Jessica Alba from Sin City
Veronica Corningstone from Anchorman
Christie Brinkley from Vacation
Elizabeth Berkly from Showgirls or/and Saved by the Bell