The man with no manager

I don’t even remember how I heard about it, but at the end of March husband and I attended the Bill Murray: Chasing the White Whale OFFSET Exhibit. We’re both pretty huge Murray fans so we were excited to go. And as it happens, so were about a thousand other people. Rightly so. The event was held in The Library Project and housed prints of all shapes and styles from talented designers and artists, all of which of course were paying homage to Mr. Murray. 

During the exhibit, I spotted Sean Cummins‘ piece Lost in Tranglation. I loved everything about it. Its geometric structure and composition and form and stuff. It really captured Bill’s nonchalant attitude, but he also looked happy in it {some of the prints were a bit scary. Is that rude? I don’t mean it to be. But a small few were}. 

There were also Murray masks going around and I couldn’t resist picking one up for myself. It’s currently hanging up in our living room, but I’m waiting for an opportune moment to scare husband with it. I’m not sure how just yet. 

Sean’s print is originally in multiple shades of blue. I asked if it were possible to get a copy of the print in grey-scale. I know, that’s a pretty cheeky thing to ask for, but when I went to collect the print last week, there it was with the original copy. I’m really glad I got both the original blue as well as a grey scale copy, because you never know, one day soon I may redo the living room around blue. 

I reused an old charity shop frame I had and backed the print with some pink paper that was laying around. I think Bill pulls it off well. Down came the plummy painting {I was feeling a bit meh about it anyways}, and up went Bill. He now takes pride of place above our TV and is a pretty stellar addition to our living room. 
Thank you Sean, and your incredible work.

UPDATE: you too can order Sean’s Bill Murray print for your own home! Yay!

9 Comments

  1. April 16, 2014 / 12:26

    One of my friends is so obsessed with Bill Murray that if he so that, he would probably go as far as breaking into your house and steal it 😉
    Cool art work!

  2. April 16, 2014 / 19:57

    Very cool – and the pink really works! Great idea, I wouldn't have thought of that. I love Bill, especially in Groundhog Day, one of my fave films! Ooooh, and I love Scrooged too!
    Maria xx

  3. April 25, 2014 / 02:05

    I don't think it was cheeky, I think it was genius. Love it in grey.
    Love the Murr-man too. What a crazy awesome exhibit to go to. Just so jealous of your life right now!!

    • April 25, 2014 / 15:12

      No, Pat. I am jealous of your life right now! You're literally making one.

    • April 27, 2014 / 18:40

      Ya, so weird. Also, quick story you'd enjoy. I was on a site visit with a client the other day. Unexpectedly sneezed, and peed myself a little. Ha! Awkward. That is my life now… still jealous? LOL 😉

    • April 28, 2014 / 09:24

      BAHAHAHA OH MY GOD PAT that is absolute gold! Liquid gold. But seriously, that must have been so uncomfortable. Poor you! Kegels. All of the kegels. I'm doing some now for you. I know, TMI.

      xx A

    • April 28, 2014 / 10:37

      HA!! Knew you'd like that story…. liquid gold. Ha!

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