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Something Strange (Ghostbusters) by JJ Adams
Something Strange (Ghostbusters) by JJ Adams

Something Strange (Ghostbusters) by JJ Adams

Regular price £540.00 Sale

Title: Something Strange

Artist: JJ Adams

Approx Image Size: 30" x 24"

Approx Framed Size: 41" x 35"

Edition Size: 95 + 10AP's

Medium: Signed Limited Edition on Paper

 

So anyone who is a fan of the films or the cartoon will know that this piece is absolutely bursting with references to its story-lines and all of it's greatest characters! On first glance you will of course spot, the classic Ecto-1 Cadillac, proudly sitting center of all the chaos that is transpiring around! On closer inspection we can begin to notice all of the little gems disguised in this one. The obvious being 'Slimer' hovering in the distance and a poster featuring the iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man plastered to the wall. There is also a poster promoting 'The Real Ghosbusters' - the animated tv show that JJ stated was a firm favourite of his as a child. Another treasured character of JJ's growing up was Casper the Friendly ghost as he often read the comic books in his younger years, and he also makes a flying visit in the top right corner of the scene. Quotes from the show are entwined into the background including the unforgettable phrase from Peter Venkman 'We came, we saw, we kicked it's ass!' engraved into the entrance-way of the Ghostbusters Headquarters. There are also references to the film in the text section of the work - with the exact Ghostbusters hotline number appearing in the bottom corner of the image and the Columbia University emblem placed next to it, the University that Dr Stantz, Dr Venkman and Dr Spengler all worked for before going into the ghost-busting business. Probably the most poignant aspect to the work is the small tribute to actor Harold Ramis who played Egon Spengler in the movie - who died passed away in 2014. JJ makes light of his unforgettable character with the stencil stating 'Egon But Not Forgotten' 
Now for some of the not- so- obvious additions to this image that may just make you double take! If you look closely under the back wheel of the Ecto-1 you may just spot some familiar faces making their way up from the sewers below - it's none other than the Mutant Ninja Turtles! As you peer into the car window of the vehicle you can also just about make out the silhouette of what appears to be one of the Terror Dogs behind the wheel, who has clearly gone on a killing rampage - and who is that he has crashed into... wait, is that.. Big Bird? Yes, that is the ghost of Big Bird from Sesame Street! So, what do the Ninja Turtles, The Ghostbusters and The Muppets all have in common apart from being some of JJ's favourite tv shows as a young boy.. well, they are also all set in New York and so in the world of animation they would definitely all hang out, wouldn't they?! (Well JJ sure likes to hope so)

Here at Robertson Fine Art we are proud to be one of JJ Adams foremost recognised dealerships in the world, having worked with JJ for many years we have built up a fantastic knowledge of both current and previous releases and have gained an enviable relationship with one of the most sought after UK artists working right now. We work very close with both JJ Adams and his agents to provide a service that is second to none, we have worked on many private commissions both for the galleries and for private clients and welcome any new enquiries for original commissioned work from JJ Adams. Please contact us here to discuss: edinburgh@robertsonfineart.com 

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