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Photos: What You Can Expect From The Nicolas Cage Art Show

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It seems like a lot of people got pretty excited about the Nicolas Cage Party happening on July 19, and who could blame them? Cage is an actor of inexplicable longevity and popularity.

Show curator and event organizer Ezra Croft came up with the idea to do a Cage-themed art show and first executed a similar event in San Francisco to much success.

"I think Cage has a foothold in pop culture because we all grew up with him," he said. "We got to observe and review his evolution. I think his unique over-the-top persona and nontraditional handsomeness makes him a one-of-a-kind actor that defies category."

While many of the works might seek to capitalize on the sillier side of Cage, Croft says some of the art has really surprised him in "complexity and entertaining irreverence."

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When asked about his favorite Cage flick, Croft says Zandlee is great, but "by far, best in class for me is Moonstruck. He's just so perfect in that role."

Croft was also kind enough to provide a gallery of San Francisco examples for your viewing pleasure. Croft says he's also planning a Bill Murray art show in August that might also be coming our way.

The Nicolas Cage Party opens on July 19 at the Syrup Loft at 939 Maple Ave in downtown's Garment District. Get your tickets here. $15.