Film director Robert Rodriguez (Machete, Sin City) is a busy man. While the first trailer to his SIN CITY sequel – SIN CITY 2: A Dame to Kill For – just hit, he’s also been hard at work getting his TV channel (El Rey Network) up-and-running with a From Dusk Till Dawn series starting next week AND he’s set to open his own art museum this weekend during SXSW in Austin, TX.
Although yesterday was my first time hearing about the museum, apparently it’s been a long time coming. First announced amidst a slew of other projects (including Sin City 2 and a live action Heavy Metal movie) back in 2011, the museum will primarily feature a collection of masterworks by Frank Frazetta formerly located in upstate New York. In addition to Frazetta’s work, the gallery will also host a variety of original “SIN CITY self-portrait paintings from cast members, including Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lady Gaga, Rosario Dawson, and Josh Brolin, painted with Robert and his mentor, artist George Yepes.”
The gallery will be open to the public daily starting Saturday, March 8th to 16th from 12pm – 8pm and is located at 920 Congress Avenue in Austin, TX.
This has to be the most kick ass museum in the world. For one, it’s the only place you can see original Frank Frazetta art, 12 masterpiece paintings total, alongside original art by Frank Miller, Drew Struzan, Sebastian Kruger and Clete Shields. Throw in character paintings by the cast of Sin City 2 and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and you will never see anything like this event anywhere, in any museum.