Gallery/ pieces still available.
Anthony remembered me from our earlier interview, we only e-mailed, and we started to chat about his opening night experience as it was happening. "Honestly, I was really nervous coming here, because you take a big risk in something like this. Not only work wise, but monetarily, " Anthony said. It had taken him a year to do the show and have all the works ready. "My biggest fear was coming here and being alone in a room with really expensive paper...and I was just like terrified. Like did I waste a huge amount of time and money on something that people are just not going to get at all ?, " he continued. His work selling out and having a packed gallery quelled those fears.
We walked over to "Metropocalyspe", his piece based on Akira. "So I was recently in Japan, just for inspiration, travel and vacation. And we took the metro everywhere and it was kind of really inspiring and I was looking at something to do Akira with, " Anthony told. This piece took me a few seconds to grasp when I first arrived. When I did, as a huge anime fan, I let out a, "No way." Anthony said he people watched and overheard critics who just didn't get it, get that it's related to Akira. All the lines in the chart are named after the different characters from the film in Japanese.
We ended by going over his adoration of Jim Lee and how meeting him for the first time didn't go as imagined. Anthony continued talking to guests surrounded by some of his favorite films, though he hates Escape From New York.
Charts, January 9 - 24, 2015 G1988
|The one he hated|