Brothers Shelby and Sandy made their debut at the Chuck Jones Gallery in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego on Saturday evening, November 12.
The brothers “collaborated” with Chuck Jones on the above image, Jones’s last unfinished painting of “Sherwood Forest Group” by creating a cel-like overlay of them and Chuck, along with the Warner Bros. animation characters made famous by Jones sitting around a campfire telling stories.
Regarding the work, they said, “Sherwood Forest Group is Chuck Jones’ final oil painting, left unfinished at the time of his passing in 2002. 14 years later, Shelby and Sandy used traditional cel animation techniques to finish this collaborative painting. The campfire is a metaphor for storytelling, where a narrative is passed on from one to another.”
Sought after by Hollywood’s hottest young stars in films and music, such as Zac Efron, Drake, and Mariah Carey, Shelby and Sandy’s commission schedule is booked for the foreseeable future.
This, the brother’s gallery debut, was met with great collector enthusiasm. Earlier in the week, their first limited edition fine art reproduction on canvas, sold out within minutes.
You can follow Shelby and Sandy on Instagram: instagram.com/shelbyandsandy/
Photos by Bijan.