I’m no film buff, or even film watcher, but even I’ve heard of the Coen brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen have made some quirky, odd even, but brilliant films in their career, including (my favourite) O Brother, Where Art Thou?, True Grit, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men and Blood Simple. The brothers tend to write, direct and produce their films together. They’ve a grand total of four Oscars, two for screenwriting (Fargo and No Country for Old Men) and a best director and best picture award for No Country for Old Men. [youtube=http://youtu.be/drvaZz3FWOI]
In celebration of the boys work, Seattle’s Ltd. Art Gallery are housing an exhibition titled ‘Over the line’ – a celebration of the Coenrothers. Curator Chris Jackson has approached some 50 artists that were asked to contribute to the exhibition, and has done his own interpretations of ‘No Country for Old Men’, ‘Fargo’, ‘O’ Brother Where Art thou’ and ”Raising Arizona’.
Elsewhere in the exhibition, there are contributions from local (well, to Seattle that is) Barry Blankenship, and California based Craig Church.