Most of our favorite sci-fi, fantasy or action films become our favorites because of their details. I’m talking weapons; iconic tools of destruction that are so damn cool we want to own them. Lightsabers in Star Wars, the Hanzo steel in Kill Bill, Robocop‘s handgun, pulse rifles in Aliens, Doctor Who‘s sonic screwdriver, Indiana Jones‘s whip, Ghostbuster proton packs, Freddy‘s claws. Iconic weapons are a huge asset to a classic pop-culture action film.
A new art gallery is opening in Los Angeles January 11 called the Hero Complex Gallery and they agree with that assessment. Their debut show is called Weapon of Choice. All the work is based upon pop culture weapons. Some are obvious, like the ones mentioned above. Others are more subtle, like a film noir femme fatale using sex as a weapon. But either way, the show looks incredibly gorgeous and /Film is honored to debut several of the works in the show.
The show has The Thing flamethrower by Craig Drake, Conan‘s sword by Joshua Budich, the No Country for Old Men bolt pistol by Scott Belcastro, Doctor Who‘s sonic screwdriver by Brandon Schaefer, Buck Rodgers’ ray gun by Laurent Durieux, and images from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Kill Bill and much more. Check it all out below.
Here’s a small sampling of the work in Weapon of Choice, opening January 11 in LA. Mouse over each for artist info and read much more below.
Like the art? Here’s the information to check it out both in person and online.
The Hero Complex Gallery opens Weapon of Choice for one weekend only from 7-11 p.m. Friday January 11 at 11527 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. It’ll be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit www.herocomplexgallery.com, which is also where the online sale will happen Saturday January 12. If you can’t make it those days, don’t worry, it won’t be the last time you hear about this show.
A few other notes. First up, one of the first 150 people in line will be given one of three ultra limited maple wood Laurent Durieux variants. The other two will go on sale via eBay with proceeds going help aid in the recent Newtown tragedy. In addition, portions of sales from all shows at the Hero Complex will go to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Here are editions and sizes for the pieces above, as well as a few additional tidbits. Not all info is available just yet for every piece.