Monday, July 23, 2007

I know You Are But What Am I?

Here's my one contribution to the Crazy 4 Cult Show at Gallery 1988:

"I know you are but what am I?"
Acrylic on Illustration Board

I picked one of my all-time favorite movies, Pee Wee's Big Adventure. I knew that someone was going to do a piece about Pee Wee's "troubles" with the law. I never really agreed with the rep that Paul Reubens got after all that, so I decided to do a straight homage to the movie.

But, I love Francis (Mark Holton). I think he is the unsung hero of Pee Wee's Big Adventure. He was just a spoiled rich kid who was so dumb that it never occured to him to hire someone to make a Pee Wee bike for himself. I guess nothing can be as good as the original...

Don't forget that Phil Hartman had a cameo in the movie, but more impotantly wrote it with Paul Reubens.
Maybe next year I'll do a Big Lebowski piece...