Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Breakfast Club Turns Thirty

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the classic high school movie, The Breakfast Club. To mark the occassion I thought I'd share this piece I did for "The Road to Shermer" the John Hughes tribute show at Gallery 1988 a few years back. This piece was called "25th High School Reunion" and showed what I thought the characters from The Breakfast Club would look like twenty five years later. I didn't go about this the obvious way. First I determined what sort of careers and lives they'd have 25 years after the movie, then I age progressed the characters based on those decisions. I never went and looked at photos of the actors as older adults. 

The piece actually started as something I made for the 25th Anniversary of my own graduating class. Originally, Emilio Estevez's character was wearing an athletic jacket from my own high school. When I repurposed it for the Gallery 1988 show, I replaced the jacket with one true to the movie. 

You can learn more about this piece by reading the article by Brian McQuery in the debut issue of Backstory magazine. 

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