HAPPENINGText: Alma Reyes

Another popular AWA photograph, Malley’s Chocolates, can be found in the Welcome Adventurers and Stars and Stripes section. Bold, large black letters reading cocoa, milk, sugar on the pink cylindrical storage tanks of Malley’s Chocolates factory in Ohio shine against the blue sky.

Malley’s Chocolates, Cleveland, Ohio © AWA (@accidentallywesanderson)

Perhaps, Check In, Please represents the most appealing room. It reminisces Anderson’s endearing film The Grand Budapest Hotel in crimson red, flowing all over a hotel interior with a front desk reception and gold-framed artworks. Here, we find the most famous AWA photograph Hotel Belvédère by Carlo Küttel, captured on the exhibition poster and AWA book cover. Set in Furka Pass, Switzerland, the hotel also served as the location for the 1965 James Bond film Goldfinger.

Hotel Belvédère, Furka Pass, Switzerland © Carlo Küttel (@carlokuttel)

There is so much to discover from this amusing exhibition that itches our feet to drift to some faraway place, or simply to gaze at the artistry of the photo collection to appease our hearts. The commendable efforts of the AWA community also gifts the public with the generous opportunity to cultivate their photographic talents while participating in the positive impact of community involvement.

Accidentally Wes Anderson Exhibition in Tokyo
Date: April 5th – May 26th, 2023
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (Friday and Saturday till 20:00)
Place: Warehouse Terrada G1 Building
Address: 2-6-4 Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)50-5541-8600

Text: Alma Reyes

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