Oh, Bill. When he isn’t crashing wedding portraits or giving advice to random strangers at the bar, he’s serving as muse to artists the world over (trust me, Google ‘Bill Murray art.’) So a new exhibit at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary art in Gateshead, UK, feauturing Murray as its inspiration isn’t too surprising.
Created by artist Brian Griffiths, the exhibit combines nine architectural models depicting Murray’s face. So if you ever wondered what your house or church looked like with Bill’s pale green eyes staring directly into your soul, you can now see for yourself. What a time to be alive.
Griffiths told The Guardian why Murray made a great muse, explaining that he was interested in the man’s “Murrayness.” He even tried to get on the phone with Murray about the exhibit. “He is difficult to get hold of … he seems to live a very particular life,“ Griffiths said.
I mean, we are talking about the Hollywood star that only communicates via landline and doesn’t have an agent.
‘BILL MURRAY: a story of distance, size and sincerity’ runs at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, from November 20, 2015 – February 28, 2016