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The 3G Show

August 17, 2010

The Autumn Society is teaming up with Gallery 1988 to bring you “The 3G Show”, an exhibition of work inspired by 3 of the raddest films from the eighties: The Goonies, Gremlins, and Ghostbusters. You can get a preview of some of the work here, and check out my pieces below.

I wanted to pick a pivotal moment in each film, a scene where one of the characters makes a crucial discovery (or error).

In Ghostbusters, I always wondered what would have gone down had ghostbuster Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) answered “Yes!” to Gozer’s inquiry “Are you a god?” Would he have averted Stay-Puft peril? Sadly, we will never know.


“You Say Yes”
17″ x 11″ giclee print on canvas
S/N edition of 25

In The Goonies, I often wondered what Sloth and Chunk were doing right before they swoop in to save the rest of the Goonies from the Fratellis. Were they spying from afar? Was seeing his mother make a pre-pubescent girl walk the plank at sword-point the impetus he needed to rebel against his own flesh and blood? Or had he simply watched too many Errol Flynn movies while chained up in the basement of their hideout?

“You Wanna Play Pirate?”
17″ x 11″ giclee print on canvas
S/N edition of 25

I’ve probably watched the film Gremlins at least two dozen times, but it was only upon my most recent viewing that I realized that Billy’s girlfriend Kate is probably the most successful survivor of the film. Sure, Billy racks up the highest body count, but only because he [SPOILER ALERT] blows up the town movie theater. Even Billy’s mom kills more Gremlins in hand-to-claw combat in one of the most unforgettable mother-kicking-ass scenes of all time. But the fact that Kate survives who knows how many hours behind the bar at Dorry’s Tavern with barely a scratch and discovers (without any knowledge of Mogwai and Gremlin lore) that bright light is their weakness, and uses a Polaroid camera to escape to safety, is a testament to how much of a badass she is.

“Last Call”
24″ x 11″ giclee print on canvas
S/N edition of 25

The 3G Show
Opening reception Friday, Sept 3rd 2010, 7-10pm
Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Limited edition giclee prints can be purchased through the gallery or my online shop.

5 comments

  1. […] wanted to pick a pivotal moment in each film,” Buffum writes, “a scene where one of the characters makes a crucial discovery (or […]


  2. […] the above art, Buffum explains, “I always wondered what would have gone down had ghostbuster Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) […]


  3. […] the above art, Buffum explains, “I always wondered what would have gone down had ghostbuster Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) […]


  4. […] Buffum The Jude Abides, illustrator/designer Jude Buffum’s blog « The 3G Show Pixelated Picasso September 29, 2010 I recently did an interview with EGM[i] Magazine to […]


  5. […] to comedic legend Bill Murray, I chose to do a companion piece to my Ghostbuster’s piece from “The 3G Show”. My piece, Ugly Little Spud, depicts the scene when Murray’s character, Peter Venkman, comes […]



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