Last week The Poster Posse announced an official collaboration with Crackle and “The Art of More.” To celebrate the November 16th premier of season two for Crackle’s “The Art of More” the Posse was recruited to put their own spin on some of the most recognizable masterpieces in art history. The end result is and art auction with some pretty highly desirable art and all the proceeds going to the Movember Foundation.
Here is what they had to say about the project over on the Poster Posse’s official website.
Ten members of the Poster Posse contributed some pretty outstanding pieces to “The Art of More Art Auction” including: Robert Bruno, John Aslarona, Matt Needle, Orlando Arocena, Salvador Anguiano, Mike Mahle, Daniel Nash, Maria Suarez-Inclan, and Berkay Daglar. The art they put their personal spin on ranged from Renoir’s, “Luncheon of the Boating Party” to “The Card Players” by Cezanne. Each piece is a ONE of ONE so keep that in mind when bidding. (Keep in mind, Rodin’s “The Thinker” sold for $15.3 million and NONE of that went to charity! Think of all the good your bids will do on THIS art!) Here is the official announcement from Crackle about this project along with a look at all the art.
“Venus di Moderno” –By Robert Bruno (Brooklyn, NY)- based on “Venus de Milo” by Alexandros of Antioch, 101BC
“The Philosopher’s Throne” –By John Aslarona (Queens, NY)- based on “The Thinker” by Rodin, 1902
“Luncheon of the Molting Party” –By Berkay Daglar (Istanbul, Turkey)- based on “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Renoir, 1881
In anticipation of the November 16th launch of the second season of Crackle’s critically-acclaimed, scripted original, “The Art of More,” the network has commissioned 10 original works from up-and-coming artists that will be auctioned off through BiddingForGood.com, the e-commerce charitable site. Bidding on the pieces, all inspired by well-known and iconic works of art, runs from November 1st through Wednesday, November 1 6th , timed to the season two debut of the Crackle series. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Movember Foundation, the leading global men’s health organization, which raises both funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and overall men’s physical and mental health.
“The Three White Dukes” –By Matt Needle (Cardiff, Wales)- based on The Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso, 1921
“Girl with the Ceramic Earring” –By Tracie Ching (Washington, D.C.)- based on “Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Vermeer, 1665
Series stars Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Cary Elwes and Christian Cooke, will participate in the campaign with original PSA’s encouraging fans to support the work of the selected artists and the not-for-profit organization, which encourages men to grow moustaches and MOVE throughout November in an effort to “change the face” of men’s health. All 10 original pieces, which were created by members of the Poster Posse, a platform where a global network of diverse artists can showcase their original works to a broader audience, will be on display at the New York premiere event which will be attended by the series cast and notables from the art community.
“La Preciosa” –By Orlando Arocena (Bronx, NY)- based on The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, 1504
“One Last Game” –By Salvador Anguiano (Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico)- based on “The Card Players” by Paul Cezanne, 1895
Top bidders for each of the 10 pieces will also receive an auction paddle signed by “The Art of More” cast. Bidding for Good auction will be available via the web HERE and mobile (https://bforg.com/theartofmore)
The second season of “The Art of More” is a high-stakes journey of greed and desperation through the New York auction scene where it’s not just the art and memorabilia that comes at a high price. Our characters’ attempts to achieve power, revenge and greater levels of success only create complexities that will find them becoming more like the frauds and forgeries that they are attempting to sell.
“The Big Scream” –By Mike Mahle (Morton, IL)- based on “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, 1893
“Harvest Moon” –By Daniel Nash (Bedfordshire, England)- based on “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
“Triple Abduction” –By Maria Suarez-Inclan (London, England)- based on “The Three Dancers in Exercise Hall” by Degas, 1880
For Graham Connor (Christian Cooke), that means re-starting his career in the auction business to help the FBI take down a prominent collector who secretly runs a terrorism-funding smuggling ring. Roxanna Whitman’s (Kate Bosworth) challenge is to keep a cool and sober head as she makes her ultimate play for the top spot at DeGraaf’s. Sam Brukner (Dennis Quaid) can easily summon his signature swagger to plot his social comeback with his own museum, but he finds himself in uncharted emotional waters when two strong-willed women come into his life. With the IRS in relentless pursuit, Arthur Davenport (Cary Elwes) is desperate to reclaim his lifestyle as a New York socialite and art world tastemaker but has no idea where to start. As our characters chase what they’re after – success, power, money, status, love, absolution – they discover that past sins rarely stay buried, bad habits die hard and enemies should never be underestimated. Joining the cast for season two are Merritt Patterson as Olivia Brukner, who comes to New York looking to reconnect with her father, but is harboring secrets of her own, and Sandrine Holt as art curator Isabel Perry, whose sophisticated and fiery personality both intrigues and challenges Brukner.