Cult Movies Get The Artistic Love They Deserve In 'Crazy 4 Cult New York'

We love the work of Gallery 1988. They give us numerous opportunities to post funny pictures of artworks based on the movies, TV shows, and music we loved growing up, and we get to pretend to be erudite connoisseurs of the arts (pronounced ahhht just to punctuate how super-fancy we are). For six years now, Gallery 1988 has hosted the annual Crazy 4 Cult show, which features artworks based on cult movies.

Initially created with the help of Kevin Smith, the art show has grown by leaps and bounds each year featuring art from almost every single cult movie imaginable. There’s a book commemorating its awesomeness, countless imitators from coast to coast, but the event was always relegated to Los Angeles. No more. This week, Gallery 1988 moves east for the sixth annual iteration of its pop culture art show, Crazy 4 Cult New York. [/film]

This year’s Crazy 4 Cult features works from over 200 artists expressing their love for The Big Lebowski, The Princess Bride, The Goonies, Shaun Of The Dead, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Back To The Future, and a wide variety of other movies that have achieved a cult status through our collective nostalgia.
Some of our favorites out of the 280 pictures at Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult New York are collected below. Many of these still have prints available for sale at the link below each photo. If you want to see the works in person, the show runs until September 1st at Gallery 1988’s pop-up store in New York City at 64 Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. This is the first and last time you’ll see me typing “pop-up” and “meatpacking” in such a tame context.

Jason Edmiston’s “Robocabbie” inspired by various movies

B Methe’s “The Duder Of Thrones” inspired by The Big Lebowski

Casey Weldon’s “Qualite Superieure” inspired by The Big Lebowski

Derek Deal’s “Check Please!” inspired by Space Balls

Jason Edmiston’s “Rocket Queen” inspired by Alien

Matt Taylor’s “We Blew It” inspired by Easy Rider

Oliver Barrett’s “Hey You Guys, It’s Picture Day” inspired by The Goonies

Tom Whalen’s “NY Giants” inspired by various movies

Scott Listfield’s “Escape From New York”

Lora Zombie’s “Shaun 1” inspired by Shaun Of The Dead and Banksy

Aled Lewis’ “Player 2 Has Entered The Game” inspired by Shaun Of The Dead

Aaron Jasinski’s “The Mystery Of True Love” inspired by The Princess Bride

Bruce White’s “Count Rugen” inspired by The Princess Bride

Anthony Petrie’s “The One That Got Away” inspired by Predator

Fred Harper’s “Since I Was Six” inspired by Fight Club

Dean Yasutake’s “Bombardment Of Society Founder” inspired by Rushmore

Jason Liwag’s “This Is Not A Gun” inspired by The Iron Giant

Jayson Weidel’s “OUTATIME” inspired by Back To The Future

Steff Bomb’s “I Believe I Can McFly” inspired by Back To The Future

Allison Reimold’s “The Candy Man Can” inspired by Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Joey Spiotto’s “Wyld Stallyns – Be Excellent To Each Other” inspired by Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Misha’s “Yokai Busters” inspired by Ghostbusters

Mikeatron’s “Stimpson, Eater of the Everlasting” inspired by Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Kiersten Essenpreis’ “I Gotta Take A Stand” inspired by Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Jenna Puente’s “Excuse Me…” inspired by Office Space

Miranda Dressler’s “The Ivory Tower” inspired by The Neverending Story

N.C. Winters’ “Descent Into Madness” inspired by The Shining

Cate Rangel’s “Forever and Ever and Ever” inspired by The Shining

Nick Comparone’s “I Can’t (Diptych)” inspired by Edward Scissorhands

Monkey Inc Design’s “Never Say Die” inspired by The Goonies

Darin Shock’s “Dentist On The Job” inspired by Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Robert Brandenburg’s “Saint George Slaying The Rabbit” inspired by Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Robert Brandenburg’s “Engine Maintenance, Hanger 14” inspired by Donnie Darko

David Eichenberger’s “Frank’s Bad Day” inspired by Donnie Darko

Scott Derby’s “Rock n’ Roll Romance” inspired by Rock ‘n’ Roll High

Dave Quiggle’s “Pee Wee’s Headlight Glasses” inspired by Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Tripper Dungan’s “Part Of This Complete Breakfast” inspired by Pee-Wee’s Big Top Adventure

Stephen Andrade’s “Pull The Strings” inspired by Ed Wood and Planet 9

Ryan Hungerford’s “Mark it Zero, Dude…” inspired by The Big Lebowski

Zeb Love’s “Poker Night” inspired by various movies

Tim Maclean’s “The Granddaddy Of All Root Beers” inspired by The Big Lebowski