Art & Design

Wes Anderson Wants to Create a Theme Park with Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh

Art & Design

Wes Anderson Wants to Create a Theme Park with Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh

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The release of Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia is in itself cause for celebration, as the longtime Devo member, and exceptionally creative visual artist has had a wide-ranging, and interesting career. But, as we learn in the forward to the book, Mothersbaugh’s frequent collaborator Wes Anderson says it’s his dream to bring their collective imaginations to life. Literally.

“I hope to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizeable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh,” Anderson writes. “For 40 years he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, where the visitor is amused and frightened, often simultaneously.”

 

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The two, who have worked together on four of Anderson’s films, certainly have some overlap in their aesthetic sensibilities. Check out some of Mothersbaugh’s visual work here, and see some of it in person here:

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
October 31, 2014 – February 15 2015
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
June 21 – September 6, 2015
Contemporary Arts Center/Cincinnati Art Museum
October 7, 2015 – January 9, 2016
The Austin Contemporary
February 6 – May 8, 2016
Santa Monica Museum of Art
August – December 2016
Grey Art Gallery at New York University/Drawing Center
January – April 2017

h/t Wired