art show / movie promotion

I came across an article about an art show opening in Hollywood which features an artist who paints on canvases only an inch across in size (as seen above).  I thought that was particularly interesting since Charlie Kaufman’s next movie (Synecdoche, New York) features a very similar character.  So I looked into it…

The supposed “Berlin artist, Adele Lack” is actually the name of Catherine Keener’s character as listed on (as seen below).  None of the websites or blogs I found on the topic made this connection to the film.  They think it’s a legitimate show!

Apparently the event is just a viral attempt to promote the movie, which is premiering at the end of the month. Pretty clever if you ask me.  Here is how the event is being billed on several art blogs and websites:

The show entitled “Small Miracles: The Paintings of Adele Lack”  earns its title due to the extremely small size and the astonishing precision/detailing of Lack’s paintings.  The only way to admire them is with the aid of a magnifying glass, as the naked eye cannot take in the full extent of their beauty. Magnifying glasses will be provided so that all 27 paintings on display can be viewed. There will be a public viewing of her work beginning on October 22nd and ending on October 26th at the The Montalbán Gallery in Hollywood.


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