"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