For the past five years, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has hosted what’s become their signature event: Crazy 4 Cult. Initially created with the help of Kevin Smith, the art show has grown by leaps and bounds each year featuring art from almost every single cult movie imaginable. There’s a book commemorating its awesomeness, countless imitators from coast to coast, but the event was always relegated to Los Angeles. No more. This week, Gallery 1988 moves east for the sixth annual iteration of its pop culture art show, Crazy 4 Cult New York. It’ll open¬†August 9th from 6-9 PM at 64 Gansevoort St. in the Meat Packing District and remain on display through September 1.

Over 200 artists have contributed to the show which, suffice to say, means there’s way too much art to put into one post. So, just like /Film has been doing for years, we’re splitting it up over several days. In this first post you’ll see art from films such as Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Fight Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Donnie Darko, The Goonies as well as two exclusive pieces you’ll only see here commemorating Point Break as well as a tribute to the films of 1988: Akira, The Adventures¬†Baron Munchausen, The Neverending Story, Beetlejuice and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Plus much more. Read More »

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Cool Stuff: Exclusive Crazy4Cult 2 Preview

Gallery 1988: LA will be holding Crazy 4 Cult 2 on Friday, August 22nd from 7-11pm. Basically, it’s a pop culture-infused art show hosted by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier. The first show featured anything from Jay and Silent Bob to oil paintings of the guys from Shaun of the Dead playing with toys. A couple weeks ago we gave you an exclusive look at Andrew Wilson’s insane poster for the event (which you will be able to purchase on stuff88.com next week). Today we bring you an exclusive preview of some of the great art at this year’s event.

Data by Sean Clarity

Pee Wee by Kiersten Essenpreis

Ed Scissorhands piece by Shannon Bonatakis

The Torrances by Kirk Demarais

The Takedown by Chris B. Murray

Staple Utopialores by Aaron Jasinski

Professional buy Ken Garduno
Milton plush by Jen Rarey

Crazy 4 Cult 2 will feature art from over 100 artists. For more info go to Crazy4Cult.com.

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Gallery 1988 has released another poster for the second annual pop-culture art show Crazy4Cult. This one is by Scott Campbell, who you might remember from the One To Grow On show (we featured his crazy E.T. themed art on Cool Stuff). He’s also the guy responsible for that cool arcade drawing in The King of Kong DVD. And people from the video game world might know him from the awesome cut and fold arcade cabinet flyers he created for the latest I am 8bit show.

Scott’s Crazy4Cult 2 poster has tons of geekarific movie characters hanging out in a tree. You can see E.T. and his bike hanging out with Pee-Wee Herman and his bike, or an Alien hanging out with the guy from Tron, or Freddy Krugar hanging out with Edward Scissorhands.

There are a lot of references packed into the poster. How many can you spot?

You can purchase a print of the poster for $20 at Crazy4Cult 2′s opening night reception on August 22nd from 7-11pm, or by phone/email the next day. The original art will actually be on sale at the event, along with many other cool pieces. Head on over to nineteeneightyeight.com for more info.

Cool Stuff is a daily feature of slashfilm.com. Know of any geekarific creations or cool products which should be featured on Cool Stuff? E-Mail us at orfilms@gmail.com.

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Gallery 1988: LA will be holding Crazy 4 Cult 2 on Friday, August 22nd from 7-11pm. Basically, it’s a pop culture-infused art show hosted by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier. The first show featured anything from Jay and Silent Bob to oil paintings of the guys from Shuan of the Dead playing with toys. Andrew Wilson put in over 130 man hours to create this awesome poster for the event. Andrew is a 1988 frequent contributer, and artist at Rockstar Games San Diego. Gallery1988 provided /Film with an exclusive look at the high resolution print. You MUST click on the image above to see all the fantastic detail.

The print measures 39 1/2 x 12 inches and will be available for only $35 at the event and eventually on Crazy4cult.com.

Discuss: How many movie characters can you recognize?

Crazy 4 Cult 2 will feature art from over 100 artists. For more info go to Crazy4Cult.com. Check back to /Film in the coming weeks as we will also have an exclusive preview of some of the coolest new art at this exhibition. But here are two teasers that have been floating around the interwebs. Kathie Olivas’s take on The Shining and Ken Keirns’s Heathers.

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