Bill Murray Honored With San Francisco Exhibition

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This painting of Bill Murray as Napoleon will be feature in "The Bill Murray Affair." Photo: Via "The Bill Murray Affair."

Now trending in San Francisco: art shows based on pop culture icons. First, there was the Daft Punk art show, and now DJ/event planner/curator Ezra Croft has assembled an exhibition dedicated to legendary comedian Bill Murray. “The Murray Affair” will be open for only one day, on August 8 (mark your calendars), at SF Public Works.

This isn’t Croft’s first time doing an art show around a celebrity muse. In April, he conceived “The Nicolas Cage Party,” which is exactly what it sounds like. Croft told the San Francisco Chronicle of his decision to select Murray, “I could get deeply philosophical about it, but when it comes down to brass tacks, Bill Murray is just plain fun. He has an iconic place in my heart and  in the hearts of his fans.” Croft, who the Huffington Post reports is both a Burning Man enthusiast and a Bed, Bath, and Beyond employee, also said he’s aiming to “[go] big and beautiful for this one,” as opposed to the Cage show, which was a more clandestine affair.

If you’re an artist who is feeling inspired by the concept (or just looking for an excuse to re-watch Ghostbusters), there’s still time. Croft said: “I would love to get large scale pieces, renaissance art, impressionist works, a van Gogh homage to Murray even? I challenge the artists reading this to really extend the boundaries of convention and thrust Bill Murray into a level of artistry that entertains and intrigues.” You can submit your creations here.


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