Bad Dads VIII: an art show in Portland pays tribute to the films of Wes Anderson

The 8th annual Bad Dads exhibition launches this week at Talon Gallery in Portland, Oregon. The annual event celebrates the brilliant cinematic career of American director Wes Anderson.

The event, Bad Dads derives its name from the iconic reoccurring father figures that Wes Anderson cultivates. What started in 2010 as a pop-up exhibition curated by gallery owner Ken Harman, Bad Dads has gained momentum over seven 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 VIII presents original paintings, sculpture, and limited edition prints. Preview some of the works in this gallery:

Art collectors from around the world (YOU) are invited to preview the artworks online now.

Participating Artists: Eric Althin, Nicole Anguish, Zard Apuya, Ana Aranda, Derek Ballard, Brighton Ballard, Jonathan Bergeron, Ryan Berkley, Isaac Bidwell, Eric Bonhomme, Joshua Buddich, Ivonna Buenrostro, Sandi Callistro, Julian Callos, Keith Carter, Mar Cerda, James Charles, Matt Chase, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Codeczombie, Concepcion Studios, Benjamin Constantine, Camilla d’Errico, Max Dalton, Mai Ly Degnan, Tim Doyle, Matt Dye, Pippa Dyrlaga, Tom Eglington, Eron, Evanimal, Valentin Fischer, Jayde Fish, Fnnch, Blaine Fontana, Alex Garant, Sam Gilbey, Ian Glaubinger, Greg Gossel, Rebecca Green, Bill Green, Lauren Gregg, Dan Grissom, Nicole Gustafsson, Maryanna Hoggatt, Kevan Hom, Christine Hostetler, Primary Hughes, Charlie Immer, Ryan Inzana, Tim Jordan, Andrew Kolb, Conor Langton, Nan Lawson, Brin Levinson, Daliah Lina Ammar, Matt Linares, Adam Lister, Kemi Mai, Marni Manning, Harry Michalakeas, Guillaume Morellec, Reuben Negron, Jeany Ngo, Chelsea O’Byrne, Lily Padula, Anna Pan, Rich Pellegrino, Kat Philbin, Patrycja Podkościelny, Corinne Reid, Allison Reimold, Fernando Reza, Matt Ritchie, Miles Ritchie, Yohan Sacre, Leo Santamaria, Bennett Slater, Nick Stokes, Meghan Stratman, Lindsay Stripling, Dean Stuart, Maria Suarez Inclan, Halsey Swain, George Townley, Geoff Trapp, Liz Vowles, Chris Walker, Casey Weldon and Jan Willem.

Bad Dads VIII – An art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson runs from 27-29 October, 2017 at Talon Gallery – 1100 SE Division St. Suite 135 Portland, Oregon.

Need to know:

  • There’s an opening night costume party on Friday 27 October, 2017 from 6 to 10pm.
    • Tickets for opening night can be found here.
    • Costumed attendees will receive a special gift.
    • Beer generously provided by Grixson Brewing Company.
  • The exhibition is on view Saturday 28 October and Sunday 29 October, 2017 – 11am to 7pm.
  • Talon Gallery: 1100 SE Division Street, Suite 135 Portland, OR

Get social:

Seen at top: BAD DADS VIII Zard Apuya “Café Anderson”

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