Friday, September 24, 2010

Bill Murray Immortalized in Art

Photo by The R&R Gallery

Everybody loves Bill Murray, right? You might prefer the zany comedian Bill from Caddyshack and Ghostbusters. Or maybe your tastes go more to the tug at your heartstrings Bill from Scrooged and Groundhog Day. Still others lean toward the indie darling Bill from Rushmore and Lost in Translation.

But with his incredible body of work, it seems only fitting that on his 60th birthday, the comic legend who got his start on Saturday Night Live is honored in some unusual way.

So why not a gallery exhibit? Last week was the grand opening of "Mr. Bill Murray" at the R&R gallery in downtown Los Angeles.

The collection features 47 artists with a range from sculptures to oils. Our personal favorite, "STAY PFFT!" by Vic Back is an ink drawing featuring Bill dressed as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.

Coming in a close second is "Punxsatawney Bill" by Wendy Teague—a mixed media on wood depicting a part man, part groundhog with the face of, you guessed it, Bill Murray.

And our not so distant third choice is "Put A Little Love in Your Heart" a pen and ink interpretation of the Christmas classic Scrooged. If you knew us better, you might crack the code that we're biased based on our favorite Bill movies.

Check out the exhibit at The R&R Gallery at 929 E. Second St., Suite 106, Los Angeles.

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