Luckily, if you’re in New York, you still have a chance to celebrate the now-gone series.
On display now at Gothams’s Vilcek Foundation: props and other memorabilia from six seasons of “Lost.”
The org, which celebrates the contribution of immigrants and first-generation Americans to science and the arts, is behind “The Vilcek Foundation Celebrates LOST: The International Artists and Filmmakers of ABC’s Hit Show.”
The free exhibit features “Lost” items ranging from the show’s 1970s-era blue VW van to the atomic bomb nicknamed “Jughead.”
The donkey wheel, Hurley’s Mr. Cluck outfit, Sawyer’s letter to himself, Ben Linus’ forged passport, it’s all here.
The main reason for the exhibit, however, is to celebrate the show’s unique status as a crossroads for talent (both in front of, and behind, the camera) from all over the world. Exec producer Carlton Cuse — who was born in Mexico City — is part of the exhibit, as areas are Jorge Garcia (“Hurley”), Yunjin Kim (“Sun”), Nestor Carbonell (“Richard”), Dominic Monaghan (“Charlie”) and Daniel Dae Kim (“Jin”). I got a chance to write up the bio info for the accompanying booklet to the event — which looks great (kudos to the photographers and booklet designer).
Hurry — the exhibit concludes at the end of next week. After that, it doesn’t sound like the props will be on display in such a major way anywhere else.
“The Vilcek Foundation Celebrates LOST”
Dates: May 20 – June 5, 2010
Location: 167 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 12–6 p.m.
(Photos courtesy The Vilcek Foundation.)