The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds

Last week was the opening of "The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds" at the Upper Playground Art Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. It's a funky little gallery / store where artists create unique pieces of clothing that are hipster meets geek. Hoodies with killer bees on them, t-shirts full of sales slogans from the 1950s and so on. Cool, but pricy stuff. There was a sweet jacket there by Superfishal that I wanted to snag, but it was $120. A bit much to pay for a jacket when you live in a town where you rarely need to wear a jacket. The show consisted of art from David Choe, Sam Flores, Estevan Oriol, Grotesk, Jeremy Fish, Patrick Martinez, Alex Pardee, Dora Drimalas, Munk One, N8 Van Dyke, Rene Alamanza, Morning Breath and Skinner Davis, and they each created their own poster art based off their interpretation of Inglorious Basterds. Only six prints of each piece was created, and those were practically sold out by the time the show opened, to the tune of $300 a pop. Eli Roth (The Bear Jew), Samm Levine (Pfc. Gerold Hirschberg), and Omar Doom (Pfc. Omar Ulmer / Dominick Decocco) all attended the opening, as did producer Lawrence Bender, but Tarantino himself was nowhere to be found ... even though his signature was on all the prints. I spoke to Samm Levine, who was picking up this sweet Munk piece, and asked him if a secret cut of the film existed where his character had more lines. "I don't know if it exists yet, but I can tell you that footage is out there somewhere. We shot a lot of stuff, who knows what might happen with it!" Check out pictures from the event in the gallery below, which contains all of the pieces that were for sale.. [gallery columns="4"] - Kevin