Gross Dereliction of Duty (Beverly Hills Cop inspired artwork for Bottleneck Gallery’s ‘It Came From 1984’ show, February 2014, NYC)
18” x 24” giclée print, numbered edition of 30, $60. Available online soon after the show opens on Friday, February 7th.
I grew up extremely fond of buddy cop action movies, and of course Beverly Hills Cop is an icon of the genre and the era. As such when Joe from Bottleneck asked if I’d tackle it for the show, I was more than happy to watch the movie again and ‘go all 80s’ with the pastel shades, neon and diagonals.
This is my first contribution to a Bottleneck show and that alone demands that I celebrate by listening to ‘Axel F’ one more time. Such an amazing track and of course inextricably linked to the movie’s appeal.
On another note, it blew my mind a little bit when I discovered that henchman Zack is played by Jonathan Banks, aka Mike from Breaking Bad. It’s obvious now I know, but my brain simply hadn’t connected the cultural dots. Thanks again, IMDB.
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