I just saw the trailer for Sofia Coppola's new film, Somewhere, out Dec. 22, in theaters and was so anxious to see the film that I ran home to watch the trailer again. The premise of the story is that a sort of hard-living, bad boy actor (Stephen Dorff) is living in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles and reconnects with his young daughter (Elle Fanning), which makes him reconsider his life of excess. Thus, the moody, atmospheric film treats us to some stellar hotel interiors. When I was watching the trailer, I couldn't help but notice this awesome poster that reads "Cold Beer Beautiful Girls" leaning against a hotel room wall — could there be a better motto to describe every man's dreams?
I did a little digging and discovered the artist. Wondering who made it? Then continue reading!
Artist Ed Ruscha painted the original in 1993, and it sold recently at Christie's for a wild $537,500. But, there were also a limited number of prints (60) of "Cold Beer Beautiful Girls" made. The three-color lithographs are available at the Richard Levy Gallery and the Greg Kucera Gallery.
It's the sort of thing that makes me wish I were a dude so I could own one — particularly a dude shacked up in the Chateau Marmont.