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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Nicolas Cage Art Show to Take Place in San Francisco

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM

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No other actor has a reputation quite like Nicolas Cage. Because of his overly-dramatic acting style, the ridiculous plots of his movies, and the massive amount of Nic Cage memes to which he owes his enormous Internet popularity, Cage has become the celebrity that everyone loves to hate on, even if they secretly love him.

Perhaps able to describe the Nicolas Cage phenomenon best is DJ and event-planner Ezra Croft, who wrote on the website for his Nicolas Cage art show that "Nicolas Cage is an enigma, of misunderstood sex appeal, raw, unfiltered power." Yes, you read that correctly -- Croft is hosting a Nicolas Cage art show.

"I like art that's fun," Croft said about the inspiration for his show. "I went to an art show a while back, and it was kind of stuffy. I started thinking, how could I host an art show and make it fun? And I just thought, why not make art about Nicolas Cage?"

The art show will feature drawings, paintings, and digital art pieces of Mr. Cage himself from both local and international artists, as well as live music and a bar. To find artists for the show, Croft publicized his event on Facebook, the show's website, and numerous Craigslist pages.

"People have been really enthusiastic," Croft said. "Some of them love Nicolas Cage, and some of them hate Nicolas Cage, but they all want to make art about him. I like to get people interested in stuff, I like to get people's brains ticking."

We know what you're thinking: is Nicolas Cage himself going to come to this art show held in his honor?

"He's definitely aware of the event," Croft said. "A friend of mine in L.A. is dry walling his house right now, and says he knows it's going on. He doesn't have an official Facebook or Twitter, so it's been hard to invite him, but I heard he has a house in San Francisco, so I'm hoping he shows up."

The show will be hold on Saturday, April 12 at 9 p.m. at Balançoire. We think it's going to be epic. Check out the Facebook page if you're interested in attending, and contact Ezra Croft if you want to submit any awesomely creative Nicolas Cage-related artwork. Artwork submissions will continue to be accepted through April.

For events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.

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