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A Bill Murray art show at Public Works
A wistful watercolor nod to Murray

News flash: Art shows based on pop-culture icons are trending in San Francisco.

First, there was that zero-irony exhibit dedicated to Nicolas Cage at Public Works in April. And then in June, Daft Punk was the subject of a show at Gauntlet Gallery.

Next up is The Murray Affair, an over-the-top, one-night-only tribute to everyone?s favorite deadpan comedian, Bill Murray.

That?s right, on August 8 an unprecedented number of Phil Connors (Groundhog Day) and Carl Spackler (Caddyshack) interpretations will take over at Public Works (get tickets here or at the door). Essentially, it?s the fan party to end all fan parties.

The show will feature more than a hundred homages (all for sale) by painters, graphic designers, videographers and performance artists. Expect Caddyshack-themed drinks (?How about a Fresca??), Murray mugs and an interactive Putt-Putt hole--complete with animatronic gopher, of course.

Join the predicted throngs of costumed admirers dressed up as their favorite characters. Are you more the ghoul-zapping Dr. Peter Venkman or wayward seaman Steve Zissou?

Whatever your preference, consider it your duty to host an epic pre-show Murray marathon.

August 8; Public Works, 161 Erie St.; 415-779-6757 or

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