Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Artist enters Abbott and Costello painting in Art Exhbit

An artist has entered a painting with the subject of Abbott and Costello in the 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition which runs from May 25–September 1, 2013 at the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA

 The painting depicts Bud and Lou sitting at a table with plate of tacos in front of them. The artist, Camille Schefter, 26, was asked why she chose Abbott and Costello as a subject and she had a very interesting answer:

"The Abbott and Costello painting is one from a large series of film still paintings, all from American “buddy” movies. My parents raised me (and I’m grateful for this now) without much access to TV or pop culture in general. I played a lot outside and made a lot of art and music, built forts, was left to my own imagination really. What we were allowed to watch was an idiosyncratic mix of old stuff like Abbott and Costello and the Marx Brothers, British comedy like Monty Python and all the PBS we could soak up. So I suppose Bud and Lou are something I see as just a part of my life, like someone my age might think of Beavis and Butthead."

See a complete interview with the artist: