Scott Campbell’s The Great, Great Showdowns Hunt

Starting today and repeating each day until the Friday opening of Scott Campbell’s latest exhibit at Gallery 1988, the artist is hiding an original painting from a famous film at the location where the scene was shot.

Below you can read Campbell’s clues about the first painting (seen below)

Here’s what’s happening: I will post a little painting from a popular little film once every day this week leading up to the Revenge of the Great Showdowns exhibition on Friday, July 11th at Gallery 1988.  These paintings shall be placed into envelopes and hidden somewhere at the location in which that scene happened

The first person to find this painting shall keep this painting as a gift from me to you!  I only ask that you post a picture of the found painting in your possession, so I can congratulate you in front of the world. Tweet it or whatever you like. #GreatGreatShowdownsHunt

This particular painting is from a film with suits in it.  Black suits and ties were very popular in this film.  Violence was also quite popular later on. But early on these fellas all gather around a table at a diner and discuss Madonna lyrics and tipping practices.  Where were these guys dining??

The hunt is on, you guys.

The Revenge of the Great Showdowns opens July 11 at 7 p.m. at Gallery 1988 West, 7308 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA. It’ll then be on display through August 2.


Stay updated on the Gallery 1988 Twitter account, @galleries1988, as all this week they are working with Scott on a Scavenger Hunt! Free paintings will be left at some of the most recognizable movie sets  in the greater Los Angeles area. The above Reservoir Dogs painting was found Monday by a lucky follower outside of Pat & Lorraine’s Coffee Shop, home to one of the movie’s most famous scenes. Everyday G1988 will be leaving a new one somewhere!


Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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