There’s no icon in the world of horror that has provided us with more entertainment over the years than Stephen King, who is responsible for telling us some of the greatest horror stories that we’ve ever been told. From a family man gone mad in a haunted hotel to a bullied young girl using her telekinetic abilities to seek fiery revenge on her tormentors, Stephen King’s stories have been capturing our imaginations and giving us nightmares for decades, and the movies based on his books are some of the most memorable in the history of horror cinema.
In tribute to a true master of horror, California’s Hero Complex Gallery has just announced an art tribute in honor of the King, aptly titled ‘King for a Day.’ Beginning on March 21st and running through April 6th, the Los Angeles gallery’s walls will be plastered with works of art from a handful of different artists, who have used their incredible talents to pay tribute to their personal favorite stories from the beautifully twisted mind of Stephen King.
A portion of proceeds from the show will go to Stephen King’s charity of choice, The Haven Foundation, which serves to benefit freelance artists who have found themselves unable to work, due to disease or accident. King himself was hit by a car back in 1999, which resulted in debilitating injuries and nearly ended his writing career, so it’s a cause that’s certainly near and dear to his heart.
Check out a few of our favorite pieces from the exhibit below, and learn more over on Hero Complex Gallery’s website!
PET SEMATARY – DAVID MOSCATI
IT – ISAAC BIDWELL
MISERY – JILL COLBERT
THE SHINING – JILL COLBERT
THE MIST – KHOA HO
IT – PATRICK CONNAN
PET SEMATARY – KEITH CARTER
SILVER BULLET – PETER GUTIERREZ