Gallery 1988’s ‘Tribute To Judd Apatow’ Is So Good You’ll Swear It’s Made From Bits Of Real Panther

O Captain! My Captain.” — Casey Weldon

Gallery 1988’s Tribute To Judd Apatow show opened on Tuesday, and the amusing art pieces are now online for viewing and buying. Judd Apatow has a been involved as a producer, writer, and/or director on a ridiculous number of things we love. Gallery 1998 seems to agree and set up a tribute show prior to the premiere of his next film, This is 40, the “sort-of sequel to Knocked Up” which opens December 21st.

Judd Apatow, perhaps more so than any other comedic filmmaker of our generation, has always managed to mine the angst of everyday life to create laugh out loud, and at times, kind of heartbreaking on-screen moments. He’s taken us all the way from high school (Freaks and Geeks and Superbad) to college (Undeclared) to 20-something life (Knocked Up and Girls) and what eventually follows (This Is 40, 40-Year-Old Virgin), all without missing a beat. [Flavorwire]

In addition, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is one of those movies I can watch any time it’s on TV and still laugh at it. The Ben Stiller Show and The Critic were two of my favorite shows as a teenager, and it blew my mind when I found out “that guy from The 15th Annual Young Comedians Special” was producing and writing for them. And we can still laugh at references to Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, Walk Hard, Superbad, and Pineapple Express.
The large selection of Judd Apatow tribute art will be on display at Gallery 1988’s Melrose, Los Angeles, location until December 30th. Twenty-five of our favorites of the approximately one hundred pieces are collected below. Pictures courtesy of Gallery 1988, with direct links to the ordering page underneath each image.

Dave Pryor “Pleasuretown” inspired by Anchorman

Jon Defreest “Sweet Brick” inspired by Anchorman

Blake Loosli “Girls

Aled Lewis “Baby Makin’ Music” inspired by Anchorman

Carrie Rose “Freaks and Geeks Tangle

Dave Pryor “Brick Tamland Falls In Love” inspired by Anchorman

Jason Liwag “Brick Tractoring The Zoo” inspired by Anchorman

Jeff Boyes “Superbad” inspired by Superbad

Jon Smith “The Wrong Kid Died” inspired by Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Joey Spiotto “Apatow Elementary

Joshua Budich “Anchorman

Luke Lombardo “You Wanna Know How I Know?” inspired by The 40 Year Old Virgin

Mike Mitchell “AK-47 and M16” inspired by Anchorman

Mr Prvrt “The Art Of Kissing” inspired by The 40 Year Old Virgin

Nicole Guice “Lindsay” inspired by Freaks and Geeks

Brad Hill “Buy New Suits” inspired by Anchorman

Nick Comparone “Bill Murray Is The Funniest Man On The Planet” inspired by Freaks and Geeks

Clark Orr “Learn Jazz Flute” inspired by Anchorman

Cuyler Smith “The Channel 4 News Team” inspired by Anchorman

Bruce White “Dewey Cox

Bob Rissetto “Channel 4” inspired by Anchorman

Roland LeFox “Sex Panther” inspired by Anchorman

Todd Slater “San Diego” inspired by Anchorman

AJ Masthay “Cougar Badge (Black Edition)” inspired by Talladega Nights