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Well, It’s here. Today is June 1st. Tonight will be my very first solo art show. I knew I wanted to do a solo show and I am glad it worked out that my first one is this fun of a theme. Why “DUOS” you ask? I’ll tell ya. It’s the “buddy” thing. It’s how much fun it is when you have a better half to get into shinanagans with. And even more fun to watch in movies, tv, theater, etc. It’s the way they bounce off each other. And how you sometimes think one is your favorite, and for some reason the next time you watch the movie, it’s the other one. I guess it depends on the mood. Sometimes Harry Dunn is funnier than Lloyd Christmas. It happens.

So obviously there is an entire universe of Duos to pick from. So I had the awesome challenge to narrow it down to my favorites. Once the theme was decided, it was my personal goal to produce 100 Duos to display in the show. Well, I’ll be the first one to tell you I failed. I had abut half that. Then I hit a lull, I had about a few weeks left and wasn’t sure who to do as the last min additions. After nerding our with a few of my friends about who the MUST HAVES are, that lit a fire under my ass and I sprinted towards the finish line with a whopping 69 Duos. For some reason, it just seemed like a fun number to showcase.

This process included the people around me throwing in their ideas about who I need to have. As good and as helpful as those ideas were, most did not meet my qualifications on ‘WHAT IS A DUO?”. To me, it’s more of what a Duo is not. If there the main thing that makes them a Duo is because they are in a relationship, that is NOT a duo. Sorry Ricky & Lucy Ricardo. And if the 2 are arch nemeses or they hate each other, but are always seen together, they aren’t a Duo either.  But for example, Brennan and Dale from Stepbrothers hate each other, but the movie ends when they are friends. So it passes my strict demands. Another thing I had to deal with to narrow it dow was that if there was more than 2. For example, I couldn’t just pick John Lennon & Paul McCartney. I wouldn’t do that to George and Ringo. Another example of that is Ghostbusters. I had to represent it somehow, and luckily there were 2 characters from the film that would make a great Duo. Gatekeeper and Keymaster. (Lewis & Dana). And in the case of Harry Potter. I’d love to do Harry and Ron, but the hell I would break up that threesome with Hermione. I looked for things like that to make sure my requiremets were met. And don’t be surprised if someday I decide to add some more to this set. No reason not to. And if this show is a hit, a trio show might be in the cards. Lots of good trios out there as well. It’s friggin endless.

You still with me? OK then. Let’s see some art. Hope you like it. If you get a chance, head on down to the F+ Gallery in Santa Ana California. The show runs until early July. But it’s all about opening night, hope to see you there. Here is some important info for the pieces themselves. I only have 1 limited edition print per Duo for sale night of. First come first serve, starting at 7pm. Once that sells it is only available on the website. Thanks to Amy and Micah from F+ for helping me out with getting this show on it’s feet and giving it a great home. Going to kick ass.

Wayne&Garth Walter&Jessie Trent&Mikey Tommy&Richard Tim&Eric theDude&Walter Shaun&Ed Seth&Evan Scooby&Shaggy Roger&Eddie Rocky&Bullwinkle Ren&Stimpy Randolph&Smoochie R2D2&C3PO PrinceAkeem&Semmi Pinky&theBrain Pain&Panic Neil&Del Napoleon&Pedro Mike&Sulley Michael&KITT Max&Carol Mario&Luigi LoneStarr&Barf Lewis&Gilbert Laurence&Freddy Launchpad&Darkwing Larry&Jeff Kevin&Paul Jules&Vincent JB&KG Jay&SilentBob Jake&Elwood Jack&Tyler Itchy&Scratchy Honeydo&Beeker Hogarth&IronGiant Harry&Lloyd Happy&Chubbs Geroge&Yorkef George&Stanley GateKeeper&KeyMaster Gadget&Penny FukYu&FukMi Fred&George Fred&Barney Ferris&Cameron ET&Elliot Eddy&Patsy Doc&Marty Derek&Hansel Daniel&Miyagi Craig&Smokey Chunk&Sloth Cheech&Chong Charlie&Grandpa CaptainKirk&Spock Calvin&Hobbes Brian&Stewie Bret&Jermaine Brennan&Dale Billy&Josh Bill&Ted Bert&Ernie Beetlejuice&Lydia Beavis&Butthead Batman&Robin Atreyu&FalcorAce&Gary

 

Opening Night DUOS

 

 

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It’s around the corner, and I was able to crank out 69 different duos for this show. If you are in the OC this Sat, June 1st be sure to stop by and enjoy the overdose of pop. I’ll be throwing some more sneak peeks up as we get closer, look out for that. OK Bye.

 

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Spoof Pop Art of Austin Powers Mike Meyers

I’m really glad “The Love Guru” blew chunks because it would be next to impossible to work that movie in here. But who am I kidding, these are the 2 Mike Myers characters that he will always be known for. And maybe I am the only one, but I am so ready for an Austin Power’s 4. And it needs to take place in the early 80’s. Punk Rock scene of London, but i digress. I wanted to do something with Mike Myers that showed Wayne’s World & Austin Powers somehow in a mash up. There was a great Han Solo/Indiana Jones I saw recently and I think that lit a fire under me to knock this out. Thanks for the inspiration. William O’Neill. I know there has got to be a name for this piece but my brain is too fried at the moment. Anyone got any ideas?? Hope you think it’s excellent, …baby.

And just for the hell of it, here ya go.

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If you do not like them you are a sphincter boy.

Here is something that I cranked out this past weekend. I was trying to do a little something that wasn’t in my norm. I’m getting a little tired of my style and it’s time to freshen it up a bit. Not the subject matter of course. I am and hopefully forever will be a pop junky. But just trying to do something a bit different. Does it look different? I dunno. Maybe. Anyways, enjoy. Selling this 11″ x 14″ piece for $200. Giclee for $60, print $20.

Fisher Price: MY FIRST CALENDAR

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!

SCHWING

Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with a good name for a painting. Not so much with this one. I kind of knew what it would be before I even started to paint it. It’s too ridiculous not to use. Anyway, if you are just joining us, this new painting of Cassandra from Wayne’s World is the 4th in a series I like to call “Sultry Sirens of the Silver Screen”. Take a gander at the pieces below to see what I am talking about. The Jennifer painting from Back to the Future got some good attention from being a part of the 3B show at Gallery 1988 in Venice, CA. And the  “Andy” painting was featured up in Astoria, Oregon as part of the Goonies show at Lunerboy. When this series started my idea was to get 12 of them and do a calendar. Well, only 8 to go i guess. So anyway, “Cassandra”, I am a fan of Tia Carrere.  That part “Ballroom Blitz” scene at the end of the first Wayne’s World always made me feel kind of funny, “like when you used to climb the rope in gym class”. I’m just not sure if she is worthy enough to be a part of this group of hot ladies from cult movies …NOT.

Hope you like this series, drop me a note below and let me know what you think.

Now sit back, relax and travel back to a time when Mike Myers was funny.