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Wes Anderson is curating an art show

The director joins forces with designer and novelist Juman Malouf in Vienna

In an art world crossover that actually comes as no surprise, a new exhibition created by Wes Anderson will be opening this year. Considering how aesthetically focussed Anderson is in the director’s chair, this foray into fine art promises to be equally as uniquely Wes.

Co-curating the show alongside Anderson is the director’s partner, Juman Malouf, known for her work as an illustrator, a costume designer, and an acclaimed novelist. Malouf has been cited by Vogue as a potential muse for Gucci’s Alessandro Michele for her personal style, that of a ‘Victorian Lady’.

The exhibition will be held in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, which houses an extensive collection of musical instruments, weapons and armour, and Greco-Roman antiquities. Anderson and Malouf will draw from these archives, as well as the collection of imperial carriages and sleighs from the nearby Wagenburg museum.

The show will run from September 11 2018 to January 20 2019, where it will then reportedly travel to Venice to be displayed at the Fondazione Prada. Anderson has a longstanding relationship with Prada, having directed several adverts and short films, as well as designing a café, Bar Luce, at the Fondazione itself.

The director’s surreal work has, otherwise, inspired plenty in the art world. A visual art show with over 400 artists and a book called Bad Dads creatively interpret Anderson’s unique take on cinema. There’s also a SubReddit that catalogues the most Anderson-esque aesthetic locations. 

The director’s upcoming stop-motion Isle of Dogs is set to hit cinemas in March – you can watch a recent clip of it here