Swung by the framers the other day with Rod, who just landed in SF, to pick up his works for the upcoming “Moleskine Project” show. Can’t begin to express how impressed we both are at the quality of each and every custom frame. Archival backings, mats, Japanese rice paper hinges, uv-resistant plexi. Top notch job from top to bottom (thanks Dave!)

Oh, and of course, many of the works are double sided and have been framed accordingly!

We will be sending out a full buyers preview for the show in just a couple days. If you would like to receive an advance look at the works, and be allowed the opportunity to purchase before the opening night, please send an email to: spokeartgallery (at) gmail (dot) com.

RSVP via our Facebook Event Page here – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120459558032685

In the meantime, check out more pics of the framed works after the jump!

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Spoke Art is proud to present the work of Australian artist Rod Luff in the San Francisco stop on Luff’s inaugural US tour. Entitled, “The Moleskine Project”, Luff”s introductory body of work is an insightful glimpse into the evolution and growth of an emerging artist at one of the most formative stages of his career. The concept is simple, to fill an entire Moleskine notebook from cover to cover within the course of a year, however it is within this deceptive simplicity that the young artist’s talent and resilience shine through providing an intimate and enlightening look into the most fundamental yet rarely seen aspects of any artist’s workings.

A combination of miniature oil paintings, sketches, notes, doodles, and studies, the Moleskine Project brings to light Luff’s conceptual underpinnings and creative inspirations in an accessible and affordable exhibit of original art. Come join us May 5th to welcome Luff to San Francisco.

Spoke Art Gallery

816 Sutter Street (at Jones), San Francisco

Opening reception is Thursday, May 5th, 6pm-10pm, artist will be in attendance.

May 5th – 28th 2011

This show is the second and final stop in Luff’s inaugural US tour, following an impressive recent showing at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach.

View more preview images of the works from the show, after the jump.

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Anyone who’s ever seen a movie by boy-wonder Quentin Tarantino knows that the director has a very unique – often copied but never matched – style.

The quirky dialogues, the many pop-culture references, the winks and nods to other films and directors, the stylised violence, and the feet… Tarantino flicks are a hoot, no doubt about it.

And because we’re sure you’re looking for an excuse to watch them all over again, here are the top 10 things you didn’t know about Tarantino films.

1. Red Apple cigarettes

For Quentin Tarantino, there is only one brand of cigarettes worth smoking: Red Apple. Why? Because he made it up. Look for the Red Apple packs in Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and Death Proof.

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Our remaining inventory of Quentin vs. Coen art prints is now available via the Spoke Art online store! Many of the prints seen above have sold out, and many more are going quickly! Check it out here- http://spokeeditions.bigcartel.com/category/quentin-vs-coen-prints

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A very, very big thank you to all the attendees who braved an hour and half wait in a line that snaked down the hallway, past the elevator, and spilled into the stairwell down two flights of stairs. Over 800 folks came out for the Thursday night opening, and the following two days saw a few hundred additional people come through the Bold Hype Gallery doors. Here’s a look at some opening night pics, and for our West Coast fans, stay tuned for the San Francisco showing of Quentin vs. Coen, opening June 2nd at the new Spoke Art space (details to come soon.)

Last October was the seminal showing of our “Bad Dads – an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson” in San Francisco. Casey Weldon’s portrait of Bill Murray as six different Wes Anderson characters was a smash hit at the show and subsequently went viral via popular websites such a Slash Film (here), Booooooom (here), and Buzzfeed (here) to name a couple.

In addition to the net, Weldon’s piece also made it to print as full page spreads in both Italian Vanity Fair as well as the most current issue of Hi-Fructose Magazine.

We are proud to announce that a surprise release of 100 signed and numbered prints will be made available today, Saturday, April 2nd at around noon PST via the Spoke Art online store.

Check out the print here – http://spokeeditions.bigcartel.com/product/casey-weldon-murray-time-prints

More images after the jump….

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Quentin vs. Coen is now almost exactly one week away! On Monday, the Spoke Art crew will be heading out to NYC to begin setting up the show at Bold Hype Gallery in Chelsea. The opening night party is on Thursday April 7th, and the show will be on view during regular business hours on Friday, April 8th and Saturday April 9th.

There is no cover or entry charge to view the exhibit, so please come by!

If you think you’ll be able attend, please RSVP via our Facebook Event Page.

We’ll be updating our various social media throughout the next couple weeks with more updates, so if you get a second, please follow us on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.

If you are interested in being put on our buyer’s preview list for the show, please enter your email via our Mailing List.

All remaining works will be made available for online sale following the show’s opening via our Online Store.

We’ve got a bunch of fun things planned for the April 7th opening including a costume contest, free “Caucasians” and plenty of awesome art. Stay tuned!

Greg Gossel – Big Lebowski


Nimit Malavia – Kill Bill


Johannah O’Donnell – Pulp Fiction


Matt Leunig – Raising Arizona


Reza Rasoli – Reservoir Dogs


Clint Wilson – O Brother Where Art Thou?


Oliver Barrett – Pulp Fiction


Steve Seeley – True Grit x Kill Bill


Anville – Kill Bill


Seth Patrick – The Big Lebowski x Reservoir Dogs x Pink Floyd


Lauren Gregg – True Grit


Gwendolynn – Kill Bill