Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Much like the old school VH1 TV show, Gallery 1988 is having the best week ever. Their Melrose location currently has the amazing Return of the Great Showdowns exhibit on the walls and this coming Friday, September 28, their Venice location opens an insanely clever and cool exhibit by popular pop artists Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo.
The show is called Around the World In An ’80s Daze and is comprised of travel posters for locations from famous ’80s films and TV shows. Stuff like The Terminator, Caddyshack, Vacation, A Nightmare on Elm Street or Thundercats. Opening 7 p.m. September 28 at Gallery 1988 Venice, Around the World In An ’80s Daze remains on display through October 20.
While each artist has already revealed a few posters to tease the fans, /Film is proud to debut three new posters each for this super exciting show. Check them out after the jump.
Around the World In An ’80s Daze, an exhibit of new work by Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo, opens 7 p.m. September 28 at Gallery 1988 Venice, 214 Pier Ave., Santa Monica, CA. It remains on display through October 20. For hours and more info, visit gallery1988.com.
Here are four images from each artists, three of which are exclusive to /Film. Mouse over each for the artist and movie/TV show it’s inspired by.
Whalen, who is probably best known for his Mondo Disney prints has 10 prints in the show, and Perillo – best known for his Gallery 1988 pop contributions - has 11 prints. They’re all either 18 x 24 or 12 x 24 and in small editions of 50.
All of these will first be on sale at 7 p.m. September 28 at the gallery and will remain on display through October 20. Any leftovers will go on sale at gallery1988.com September 29.