Joe Forkan's Lebowski Cycle E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 11:48

I know I've said this before, but I'm always amazed at the original Lebowski-themed art I stumble across on the internet.  This latest, and it's a link I've been sitting on for a while, comes from Joe Forkan.  Joe has a blog where he writes about his artwork.  His has a whole series of paintings he has done called The Lebowski Cycle.  They're pretty great and happen to be styled after other famous works of art.  Here are a few images that I'm borrowing from his site.  If you click the images it'll take you to his blog where you can see the artwork from which he's styling these Lebowski scenes.  I grabbed the most recent three, but there are more you can find on his blog.

Supper at Emmaus (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2006-2009 oil on linen 96"x 38
Supper at Emmaus (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2006-2009 oil on linen 96"x 38

The Death of Marat (After David) • Joe Forkan 2008, oil on linen, 96" x 58"
The Death of Marat (After David) • Joe Forkan 2008, oil on linen, 96" x 58"

Ecce Homo (After Guercino) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 72" x 40"
Ecce Homo (After Guercino) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 72" x 40"

I'm not sure if any of these are for sale, but I did find the following on his blog under Exhibitions and Events.  I wish I was out in California so I could check out the exhibit.

Laguna Art Museum • February 21st – May 16, 2010

The OsCene 2010 –  Contemporary Art and Culture in Orange County

The Supper at Emmaus from The Lebowski Cycle will be in the show.

So if you're in California, and especially in the Laguna Beach area, you should definitely check this out.  It's open for another couple weeks or so.  If you're interested in more of Joe's work, here are some links...

Joe's personal site - http://www.joeforkan.com/

Joe's blog - http://joeforkanblog.com/
Joe's Lebowski Cycle - http://joeforkanblog.com/?cat=4

Comments (4)
  • T.H. Clark  - Outstanding Work!
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    My special lady friend and I caught the opening last Saturday night and I must report that regardless of my affinity for all things Lebowski, Mr. Forkan's "Supper at Emmaus" was easily the best piece in entire exhibit. The guy has some seriously impressive painting chops. It's a large painting; possibly life size or bigger. Although it deserves to be displayed in a more high traffic area, the museum has it on the basement level so it's easy to miss if you've never been to LBAM. Definitely make it a point to go see it!

  • Chalupa
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    Thanks for the report, man. Appreciate the notes. Bummer it's in the basement, but hopefully this'll get noticed, receive a little more press and get the word out.

  • Tim
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    Cool stuff! I like the nihilist ... I'm not sure why, it has the harmless appeal of a summer painting, unless, of course, you know what it is.

    That painting believes in nossing!

  • Chalupa  - But have you seen....
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    You need to go to his blog (click on any of the pictures) and check out the one on the bottom of the page. It's The Dude at the impound yard.

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