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Bar Decorating Advice: Want 80s New York Film LookWhat art was prolific in 1980s New...

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mcloke13 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 17, 2009 at 9:48 AM via web

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Bar Decorating Advice: Want 80s New York Film Look

What art was prolific in 1980s New York film?  It was bold, colourful, not quite grafitti.

Hello, I'm having trouble explaining what kind of art I want for the interior of a bar I'm planning.  I'm thinking 1980's, "Three Men and a Baby" apartment.  Big, New York, any ideas are welcome; artists websites or good examples of what I mean.  Many thanks

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted January 21, 2009 at 11:31 AM (Answer #2)

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The type of art you are looking for is the modern art of the 1980's.  It is a type of illustration art and was used in animation, cartoon sketches, caricatures and humorous illustrations. A lot of examples can be found on the cover of the "New Yorker" magazine.  One of the biggest names of this era was Arthur Getz.  He came closest to the art on the walls in "Three Men and A Baby."  If you remember the movie Steve Gutenberg's character was a cartoonist and he drew the art work on the walls.  Tom Selleck's character designed the apartment in the movie.  A good place to look would be under Arthur Getz or maybe the Museum for Modern Art.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 9, 2010 at 7:30 PM (Answer #3)

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You might find it useful to examine other forms of media of that time to discover what art work was popular. I must admit when I heard the two words "bar" and "80s" together I immediately thought of the Tom Cruise film Cocktail, though you may or may not like that! Certainly perusing such examples of media at this time might yield the kind of ideas that you are after - you can obviously pick and choose which art forms that you see you want to adopt. Good luck!

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