Once a year, the popular art gallery known as Spoke Art transforms into a landscape of Wes Anderson wonder. “Bad Dads” is an Anderson-inspired show that owner Ken Harman has mounted since 2011, a group outing that features everything from lithographs to a meticulously recreated diorama of The Life Aquatic's chief vessel, the Belafonte. (Also worth mentioning are the pink Mendl's boxes, the patisserie from Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, and custom-made Adidas shoes featuring the “Team Zissou” slogan.) Spoke Art is a year-round marriage of contemporary art and pop culture, but “Bad Dads” is perhaps its crown jewel. After all, it was the great Eli Cash who once said, “I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum, you know?”
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