In NYC: BAD DADS VII / An art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson

The 7th annual Bad Dads exhibition launches this week at the newly opened Lower East Side Spoke Art gallery space. Celebrating the brilliant cinematic career of American director Wes Anderson, the show brings together works of over 80 artists from around the world.

What started in 2010 as a pop-up exhibition curated by gallery owner Ken Harman, Bad Dads has gained momentum over six years, becoming a highly anticipated, international recognised, and often costumed art event. The exhibition series has steadily mirrored the release of Anderson’s eight feature films, numerous shorts and commercial features. BAD DADS VII presents original paintings, sculpture, and limited edition prints. Preview some of the works in this gallery:

The title Bad Dads derives its name from the iconic recurring father figures that Wes Anderson cultivates.

Each artist was free to choose their own film for subject matter, resulting in a vast range of character portraits, detailed environments and iconic themes and motifs, prominent in each of Anderson’s films.


This year’s exhibition coincides with the recent release of Abram’s new hardcover book “BAD DADS” – a compendium of Wes Anderson inspired artworks from the last six years of the show.


Need to know:

  • Bad Dads VII – An art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson
  • October 28th – November 13th, 2016
  • Spoke Art – Joseph Gross Gallery 210 Rivington St. New York, New York, 10002
  • The opening reception for Bad Dads VII is on Friday 28 October from 6-10pm. Costumes are encouraged and some artists will be in attendance.
  • All artworks are be available to view online now. Please note that all limited edition prints are available online now.

Get Social:

  • Spoke Art’s website
  • RSVP to the Facebook event
  • Find tickets for Opening Night here
  • Enquiries:
  • Spoke Art NYC, 210 Rivington St. NY, NY 10002

Pictured at top: by artist Reuben Negron

Participating Artists:
Rebecca Mason Adams, Nicole Anguish, Ana Aranda, Christine Aria, Bagger43, Derek Ballard, Ryan & Lucy Berkley, Joshua Budich, Ivonna Buenestro, Sandi Calistro, Mar Cerdà, Matt Chase, Tracie Ching, Dan Christofferson, Ben Clarke, Camilla D’Erricco, Max Dalton, Mai Ly Degnan, Matt Dye, Jayde Fish, Vanessa Foley, Alex Garant, Monica Garwood, Sam Gilbey, Ian Glaubinger, Lauren Gregg, Dan Grissom, Justin Hager, Hari & Deepti, Adrienne Heloise, Primary Hughes, Maria Suarez Inclan, Ryan Inzana, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Alex R. Kirzhner, Bartosz Kosowski, Conor Langton, Nan Lawson, Ted Lincoln, Adam Lister, Kemi Mai, Marni Manning, Brighton Ballard, Guillaume Morellec, Danielle Murray, Reuben Negron, Jeany Ngo Chelsea O’Byrne, Zach Oldenkamp, Lily Padula, Anna Pan, Ruel Pascual, Rich Pellegrino, Allison Reimold, Relm, Jesse Riggle, Bennett Slater, Daniel Speight, Nick Stokes, Meghan Stratman, Lindsay Stripling, Deangus, Concepcion Studios, Matt Taylor, Geoff Trapp, Chris Walker, Helice Wen, John Wentz, Bryce Wymer, ZEBU

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