STEPHEN KING. THE BEST OF
30 August 2023

SOGETTIVA GALLERY PRESENTS, FROM TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2023, THE NEW EXHIBITION: STEPHEN KING. BEST OF

AN EXHIBITION WHICH, PAYING A TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN AUTHOR, WILL COLLECT THE WORKS CREATED BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS INSPIRED BY THE FILMS BASED ON HIS MOST FAMOUS NOVELS.

The international publication of the latest highly anticipated novel by Stephen King, “Holly” (Sperling & Kupfer), becomes the starting point for a new exhibition dedicated to the great American writer.

“STEPHEN KING. THE BEST OF”

Impossible to mention all the films that have been based on the books of one of the most important and prolific American authors. We have made a selection…obviously not exhaustive.

STAND BY ME – MEMORIES OF A SUMMER

“I never again had friends like the ones I had when I was 12.” Rob Reiner’s Stand by me is a journey back to that age, the memory of a long, adventurous walk of 4 twelve year olds for two days in the late summer of 1959. From a novel by the king of horror, Stephen King, a film able to bring back the difficult farewell to adolescence. A miraculous balance of memory between feeling and adventure. Truffaut would have liked it.

THE GREEN MILE

“I’m tired, boss. Tired of always walking around alone like a sparrow in the rain. Tired of never being able to have a friend with me to tell me where we’re going, where we’re from and why. I’m especially tired of the evil that men do to all other men. Tired of all the pain I feel, I hear in the world every day, there’s too much for me. It’s like having pieces of glass stuck in your head all the time. Do you understand this?” John Coffey “The Gentle Giant” in The Green Mile

The film is based on one of Stephen King’s most famous novels, The Green Mile. King published the story in 1997 in 6 installments, recalling the style of Charles Dickens. Director Frank Darabont therefore had to bring everything together in a single script and this was no easy feat. In fact, Stephen King himself claimed not to envy Darabont because bringing everything together in a single script was not quite easy.

The mouse nicknamed Mr. Jingles was no ordinary animal. In fact, he was selected from more than 30 trained mice! The little mouse is now a very famous figure in the cinematic imagination, so much so that it has several Facebook pages dedicated to him!

Dominique Byron, who created this work, is an illustrator and graphic designer from Manchester. Expert and passionate about Cinema, she loves using bold colors and geometric shapes with a particular fondness for architecture.

CHRISTINE

Stephen King had announced the production of what will be the remake of Christine: Hell Machine, cult film of 1983 adapted from his novel of the same name by director John Carpenter. The story revolves around a shy teenager who starts fixing a ’58 Plymouth Fury, finding that the activity helps him come out of his shell. Things get very dangerous, however, when he discovers that the car has its own evil mind. One of King’s most famous and iconic stories of the 80s, which marked and told an era.

The making of this work is by Mike Lucido, an artist, photographer, videographer, graphic designer and illustrator from Nevada. He couldn’t help but enjoy reinterpreting this Stra-Cult.

IT

Pennywise is undoubtedly the most POP horror clown ever! The terrible sequence in which little Georgie, in pursuit of his paper boat, is about to put his hand in the manhole where the dancing clown lurks voraciously is one of the best-known scenes that has remained etched in the memory of those who have read the novel , of those who have seen the 1990 TV miniseries with Tim Curry and of those who have tasted the latest and most explicit version that has arrived at the cinema.

King’s novel of the same name was first published in 1986 and immediately became a literary classic. To this day it is considered one of the best and most authoritative works of the undisputed master of horror. A novel that has terrified generations of readers for decades.

Casey Callender is the Texan illustrator (famous for his collaborations for cinema with Blizzard Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment and Warner Bros) who materialized that unforgettable image with his work

and how forget “MISERY” and the undiscussed masterpiece “THE SHINING”? 

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Alternative movie poster Il grande Lebowski (Polish) | Joel Coen | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il cigno nero (Polish) | Darren Aronofsky | Marcelina Amelia | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il Decalogo 6 (Polish) | Krzysztof Kieślowski | Eva Bajek | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

A DIFFERENT WAY OF IMAGINING CINEMA

From Tuesday 29 August 2023 the new exhibition

“THE ART OF MOVIE POSTER”

The re-opening of Soggettiva Gallery after the summer will be characterised by the inauguration of “The Art of Movie Poster”, a survey on the extraordinary development that graphic art in the form of posters underwent in Poland after the Second World War, in particular aimed at revisiting the cinematic universe in a completely new and original way.

Alternative movie poster Duel (Polish) | Steven Spielberg | KRYSZTOF NOVAK | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il favoloso mondo di Amelie (Polish) | Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Leszek Żebrowski | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

THE RENOWNED POLISH SCHOOL

Among the works that will be displayed there are two classics of Hollywood cinema such as Casablanca by Micheal Curtiz, one of the most famous love stories in cinema history, the one between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and Boogie Nights by Paul Thomas Anderson, who, at the age of 27, established himself among the most prominent authors of American cinematography, a role he still plays today. Both posters are signed by Andrzej Krajewski, one of the leading exponents of the school of cinema illustration which was formed in Poland after the end of the Second World War:  the communist regime censored much of Western cultural production, allowing a generation of Polish artists to develop a completely original style detached from the communication standards now established in the West, conceiving the film poster not as a commercial vehicle but as a work of art in its own right. A giant of Polish cinema such as Krzysztof Kieślowski will instead be represented by three posters inspired by the Three Colours trilogy, including Three Colours: Red, created by Hong Kong-born artist Victo Ngai.

Alternative movie poster Casablanca (Polish) | Michael Curtiz | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Cuore Selvaggio (Polish) | David Lynch | Jacek Staniszewski | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

FROM PAST TO PRESENT

“Stalin and the Soviets did not know it but, when they took possession of Poland after the Second World War, they contributed to the birth of the so-called Polish School of Posters, which managed to transform the impositions and cages on freedom of expression into a stimulus for extraordinary experiments in illustration and graphics, also taking the liberty of mocking the regime in a subtle way, through metaphors and symbols.
Female artists and poster artists took advantage of this to let their imagination run wild and to explore new horizons without having to submit to commercial pressure.
From this situation a real artistic movement flourished for which the successful expression “Polish School of Posters” was coined.
In a country hungry for culture, posters displaying plays or films could be found everywhere. Moreover, not knowing the original posters, painters and illustrators invented completely new ones, often much more interesting and fascinating than those present on our streets and in front of our cinemas.”
Frizzifrizzi, Simone Sbarbati

 

 
Alternative movie poster Shame (Polish) | Steve McQueen | Marcelina Amelia | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Boogie Nights (Polish) | Paul Thomas Anderson | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

SOGGETTIVA GALLERY

Via Pasquale Sottocorno 5/A, 20122 Milano

3357722437 – 3458463222

info@soggettivagallery.com 

www.soggettivagallery.com 

Opening hours:

From Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 13.30 / 16.00 – 19.30

Alternative movie poster Chinatown (Polish) | Roman Polanski | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
CHRIS BRAKE

Prima di passare al cinema, Chris ha lavorato come illustratore, esponendo spesso nelle rinomate gallerie d’arte della cultura pop di Los Angeles “Hero Complex Gallery” e “Gallery 1988”, producendo opere d’arte ufficiali per 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Joe Dante e Roger Corman. Successivamente ha lavorato come assistente del dipartimento artistico per clienti come Virgin Media, Now TV, Little Mix e Jamie T. Il suo primo cortometraggio “Nest” è stato semifinalista al “Berlin Student Film Festival”, dove è stato nominato per il Premio della Giuria. 

Before moving on to film, Chris worked as an illustrator, often exhibiting in the renowned Los Angeles pop culture art galleries “Hero Complex Gallery” and “Gallery 1988”, producing official artwork for 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Joe Dante and Roger Corman. He later worked as an assistant in the art department for clients such as Virgin Media, Now TV, Little Mix and Jamie T. His first short film “Nest” was a semifinalist at the “Berlin Student Film Festival”, where he was nominated for the Jury Prize.

STEPHEN LUROS HOLLIDAY

Da ragazzo ero appassionato di fumetti. Ho iniziato andando ai corsi di illustrazione di fumetti alla Heron Art School di Indianapolis. È stato solo al college alla School Of The Art Institute di Chicago che ho scoperto il mio amore per la serigrafia. Ho disegnato di tutto, dalle fan art, alle stampe dei film con licenza ufficiale, ai poster dei concerti. 

Il mio lavoro è stato esposto in varie mostre collettive dedicate a vari argomenti cinematografici. Ho lavorato con GalerieF a Chicago, Hero Complex Gallery, Gallery1988 e Creature Features a Los Angeles.

MAX DALTON

Max Dalton, illustratore, pittore e musicista e scrittore occasionale. Crea spesso illustrazioni per poster, libri, riviste, giornali, pubblicità e prodotti.Ha partecipato a molte mostre collettive e personali a New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Arizona, Parigi, Seoul e altro ancora. Il suo lavoro è apparso in molte riviste come The New Yorker, Monocle e O, The Oprah Magazine.

Max Dalton is an illustrator, painter, musician and writer. He often designs for posters, books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements and products. He has participated in many group and solo shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Seoul and elsewhere. His work has appeared in magazines such as The New Yorker, Monocle and O, The Oprah Magazine.

OLIVIER COURBET

Olivier Courbet è un creativo multidisciplinare francese con sede a Los Angeles, California. Lavora con marchi, agenzie, studi cinematografici e startup di tutto il mondo tra cui Dreamworks, Paramount, Disney, Mattel, Will.I.AM e NBA.Ha vinto numerosi premi e il suo lavoro è stato descritto in vari libri e pubblicazioni di design tra cui Computer Arts, Logology, SXSW.

 

LAN LAWSON

Nan Lawson è un’artista e illustratrice con sede a Los Angeles. Si è laureata in regia cinematografica alla Syracuse University, ma dopo la laurea ha perseguito la sua passione per l’illustrazione. Ora ha unito il suo amore per il cinema e l’arte per dedicarsi alla cultura pop e alla locandina. Lavora nell’editoria e nell’industria dell’intrattenimento; crea libri illustrati e copertine di libri, oltre a opere d’arte e manifesti per film e televisione.

Ha lavorato con clienti tra cui Harper Collins, Audible, Random House, Hachette, Amblin Entertainment e Warner Bros.