Click on your calendar app and put a note on November 1. That’s when the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles will host a special three-day art event called Smile You Son Of A Bitch, An Art Tribute To Jaws. Sixty plus artists will present work based on the classic 1975 Steven Spielberg thriller. Over the course of the exhibit, there will be attendance from stars of the movie, displays of original film memorabilia, discussions with leading shark experts and more. It sounds like a can’t-miss event for fans of Jaws.
But November 1 is so far away, how can you get some Jaws art sooner? Leading up to the event, artist Craig Drake will release four limited edition pieces called The Lost Trading Card Set. Each piece looks like an old school Jaws trading card featuring the stars of the film. The first one, which you can see above, goes on sale Friday August 16. Even cooler? A portion of the proceeds go to PangeaSeed, an organization that raises awareness for the preservation and conservation of sharks. Read More »
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After a few years of fans getting understandably frustrated with an inability to get cool, pop culture posters from the likes of Mondo and Gallery 1988, things have begun to change. In the past year or so, many of these venues have begun offering timed editions. That means, for a certain period of time, anyone who wants to buy a poster can. The edition size is determined by how many people purchase. This decreases the collectibility (in some cases) but eases the stress of obtaining one, a trade-off many fans are more than happy to make.
The latest timed edition is from the Hero Complex Gallery and artist Craig Drake, a combo that has done this in the past. This time fans can choose not one, but two different versions of a piece called “Spinner” inspired by Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. (There’s a third version that is not timed, and very limited.) It’s on sale right now through July 7. Check out both images and more below. Read More »
Every great hero has a great villain, a nemesis that completes their existence. It’s a theme explored in films like Unbreakable and The Dark Knight, and later this weekend will be the centerpiece at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
Their latest show is called Arch Nemesis, and is comprised of works depicting that topic. Some of the work is just of the bad guys, others show both sides, but each takes into account that core idea: “Without evil there can be no good, so it must be good to be evil sometimes.”
The show opens May 24 and remains on display through June 15. Check out a selection of work below, including the exclusive reveal of the variant editions of Laurent Durieux’s Peter and Wendy poster. Read More »
Every great hero needs a signature mode of transportation. A huge muscle car, a distinctive motorcycle, or maybe a spaceship that looks like a hamburger. Whatever their pleasure, the latest art exhibit by the Hero Complex Gallery has got it covered. The show is called Righteous Rides…And the Dudes Who Drive Them and it will open May 3 in Los Angeles, CA.
Artists have made posters and paintings based on the “righteous rides” in films such as Flight of the Navigator, Akira, Star Wars, My Neighbor Totoro, Skyfall, Bullitt, Up, Spaceballs, District 9, Easy Rider, the Dukes of Hazzard and so much more. Check out a small sample of the show below. Read More »
Glow in the dark inks on a poster can be hit or miss. In the best cases, they act as almost a night light, revealing a beautiful second image that’s invisible in the day time. On the other hand, some are so subtle and light, it’s almost as if they don’t glow in the dark at all. And maybe that’s a good thing.
The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY will surely have a little of both in their latest exhibit, When The Lights Go Out, which opens April 12. Over 60 artists have made brand new pieces with glow in the dark inks, which will be displayed at all hours via a new installation of blacklights.
Some of the topics of the art include 2001: A Space Odyssey (above), The Shawshank Redemption, Alien, Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, Where the Wild Things Are, Tron, Poltergeist, Time Bandits and more. It looks like a very fun show. Check out a selection of art below.
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This Valentine’s Day, while everyone else is buying disposable greeting cards, why not buy something a little more lasting, like a limited edition print for (500) Days of Summer?
Get A Room is the latest show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and it opens February 15. It’ll feature limited edition screenprints and original art, all created to immortalize some of the most enduring romances in pop culture. But we’re not talking Kate Hudson movies. We’re talking the romances that give some of your favorite cult films a heart. Tyler and Marla in Fight Club, Oskar and Eli in Let the Right One In, Frankenstein and his Bride, Neo and Trinity in The Matrix. They’ll even have one of the first prints (if not the first) focused on (500) Days of Summer.
Below, check out a selection of pieces from the show, as well as info on how to see them in person. Read More »
Briefly: One of the standout pieces from last weekend’s Hero Complex Gallery show was Craig Drake‘s Thing-inspired piece called RJ MacReady. At the time, it was only available as a single original art piece for $1,500. However, the gallery has decided to make limited edition screenprints of the print and release them as a timed edition. Head to this link before 5 p.m. PST January 16 and pick one up. Then let us know if you nabbed one in the comments.
UPDATE: Sorry, had the wrong link. It’s fixed now.
Most of our favorite sci-fi, fantasy or action films become our favorites because of their details. I’m talking weapons; iconic tools of destruction that are so damn cool we want to own them. Lightsabers in Star Wars, the Hanzo steel in Kill Bill, Robocop‘s handgun, pulse rifles in Aliens, Doctor Who‘s sonic screwdriver, Indiana Jones‘s whip, Ghostbuster proton packs, Freddy‘s claws. Iconic weapons are a huge asset to a classic pop-culture action film.
A new art gallery is opening in Los Angeles January 11 called the Hero Complex Gallery and they agree with that assessment. Their debut show is called Weapon of Choice. All the work is based upon pop culture weapons. Some are obvious, like the ones mentioned above. Others are more subtle, like a film noir femme fatale using sex as a weapon. But either way, the show looks incredibly gorgeous and /Film is honored to debut several of the works in the show.
The show has The Thing flamethrower by Craig Drake, Conan‘s sword by Joshua Budich, the No Country for Old Men bolt pistol by Scott Belcastro, Doctor Who‘s sonic screwdriver by Brandon Schaefer, Buck Rodgers’ ray gun by Laurent Durieux, and images from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Kill Bill and much more. Check it all out below. Read More »
The snowballing popularity of pop culture art has found a place to plant its flag in the Pacific Northwest. Los Angeles has Gallery 1988, Austin has Mondo, San Francisco has Spoke Art, New York at Bottleneck and Seattle now has the LTD Art Gallery. The gallery will celebrate its one year anniversary this weekend with the opening of Pop 2, an exhibit featuring the art of pop culture. Everything from sci-fi to comic books, television and movies are all on display created a talented group of veteran and up and coming artists. Batman, Hellboy, I Dream of Jeannie, Blade Runner, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead are some of the subjects.
The show runs from November 8 through December 9 with an opening reception happening this Thursday from 6-10 p.m. After the jump, check out a bunch of images from the exhibit and get all the details.
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