Ralf Krause is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Film Synopsis

In 1963, Frances “Baby” Houseman, a sweet daddy’s girl, goes with her family to a resort in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains. Baby has grown up in privileged surroundings and all expect her to go on to college, join the Peace Corps and save the world before marrying a doctor, just like her father. Unexpectedly, Baby becomes infatuated with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, a man whose background is vastly different from her own. Baby lies to her father to get money to pay for an illegal abortion for Johnny’s dance partner. She then fills in as Johnny’s dance partner and it is as he is teaching her the dance routine that they fall in love. It all comes apart when Johnny’s friend falls seriously ill after her abortion and Baby gets her father, who saves the girl’s life. He then learns what Baby has been up to, who with and worse – that he funded the illegal abortion. He bans his daughter from any further association with “those people”.

About the Artist

Ralf Krause is actually a graphic and web designer from Germany. But growing up in the ’80s and ’90s he was heavily influenced by the classic poster and VHS art at that time. What started with fan art creations led to commissioned cover art. Now he’s working as a freelance cover artist for different labels and brands.

Why did you choose that film?

It’s an indestructible cult classic. I watched it as a kid a couple of times and it was the first time I realised that music and film fit perfectly together. Let’s call it a guilty pleasure but I love it.
And due to the fact that I’m creating almost horror art it’s great to do something else.
Well, for a few people out there this is a horror movie in its own right. 😉 …but not for me.

Any upcoming projects you want to tell us about?

I constantly create artworks for different film labels and brands…

Be sure to check out all of Ralf’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this Love classic real soon.

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