November 05, 2013
"Smile You Son Of A B*tch:" A Jaws-Themed Art Show
By Joe Cermele
In "Jaws," they say the mother of Alex Kintner (the boy who was turned into jelly and bits of bone on his raft) "must have run an ad in Field & Stream" to let anglers know there was a bounty on the shark's head. I always got a kick out of that because I work here. I guess you could say Field & Stream is now running an ad for "Jaws." Or at least the most kick-a** Jaws-themed art show ever.
The show—brilliantly titled "Smile You Son Of A B*tch"—just opened last week at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. All the proceeds from the art sales are going to a group called PangeaSeed, which raises awareness for the preservation and conservation of sharks.
My one regret is that I can't show you every piece of art in a single blog post. The screen print at left by Joshua Budich, however, is definitely one of my favorites. I already told my wife that if any of the artists make prints, her Christmas shopping for me is done. You can check out 14 pieces on Shortlist.com, and a few more here at Slashfilm.com. I also pasted a few other ringers below.