This Friday the 13th, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is paying homage to one of the masters of terror: Alfred Hitchcock. Their new show, Suspense and Gallows Humor: A Tribute to the All Time Greatest, opens Friday at their Venice location and will be on display through May 5.
Art from several of Hitchcock’s classic films such as The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest and many more will all on display from artists such as JC Richard, Jay Shaw, Joshua Budich, Guy Burwell, Todd Slater, Phantom City Creative, Jayson Weidel, DKNG, Fernando Reza and others. Check out a small sample after the jump. Read More »
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Maybe you’ve noticed over the past few years, but we here at /Film are fans of limited edition, pop culture art. This is evidenced by the copious amounts of posts we write on the subject, be it Mondo, Gallery 1988, Spoke Art or just some talented artist who does work portraying TV, movies or comics. And maybe you remember last year when we exclusively revealed that an in-production documentary on that subject was titled Just Like Being There. We even revealed some early, early footage.
That film, directed by Scout Shannon, has finally been completed and was accepted into South by Southwest 2012. However, as tends to be the case with any documentary, in the several months since we first wrote about it, the film’s focus has shifted a little. The music gig poster, while still a major part of it, also led the filmmakers to explore the current movie poster craze driven by the work by the aforementioned galleries and companies. So the crew ended up at several Mondo Mystery Movies, Gallery 1988 openings and even a certain /Film writer’s apartment to see his disgusting collection.
To that aim, they’ve cut a brand new trailer for the film and you can check it out after the jump. Read More »
With his signature suit, voice and subversive family nature, Pee-Wee Herman has been a pop culture mainstay for decades. Even when the actor portraying him, Paul Reubens, had a bit of a run in with the law, fans still clamored for more Pee-Wee, rabidly watching his old specials, TV shows and movies. In 2010, Pee-Wee jumped back in the spotlight with a live Broadway show and he’s even got a new movie in the works with Judd Apatow. Like it or not, Pee-Wee Herman is an icon.
With that in mind, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is hosting a tribute art exhibit for everyone’s favorite bow-tied man child appropriate called I Know You Are, But What Am I? It opens Friday July 29 from 7-10 p.m. at their Venice. CA location and will be on display through August 19. After the jump, see a bunch of art from the show and find out all the pertinent information. Read More »
Nope. Not even three previews could come close to showcasing all the awesome stuff that’ll be at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles Friday night (yes, tonight) as Crazy 4 Cult 5: I’m Too Old For This Sh*t finally opens to the world. The show features work from over 100 artists interpreting a wide variety of cult films and, in this final (and biggest yet) preview for the show you’ll see Max Dalton‘s Monty Python and the Holy Grail inspired piece, Fight Club through the eyes of Joshua Budich, Brandon Schaefer‘s take on The Evil Dead and other art based on movies like Being John Malkovich, Buffalo 66, The Karate Kid, Mulholland Dr., A Clockwork Orange, The Hudsucker Proxy and more. There are over twenty new pieces below the jump.
And, of course, don’t forget to check out the first preview, second preview and third preview from the show at those links. Read More »
If earlier this week you read our interview with soaring pop culture artist Olly Moss, saw the photos from his new Los Angeles exhibit Paper Cuts, and were disappointed that you couldn’t experience it for yourself, we’ve got the next best thing. The t-shirt company Threadless, which Moss has worked with for years, has created a beautiful video chronicling the opening. Short of heading to Gallery 1988 sometime before May 20, when the show closes, this will give you as good an idea as any of what the show is like. Read More »
When people think of a “pop idol” they generally think of someone who is young, talented, had a quick rise to fame and the kind of devoted loyal fan base who’d wait 24 hours on the street to see them. By those standards, and many more, U.K. based artist Olly Moss is now a pop idol. He rose to fame with his extremely popular designs for Threadless, began making insta-sell-out posters based on properties like Lost, Star Wars and The Evil Dead and quickly became one of the most in demand and influential pop culture artists today because of unique minimalist style and obvious passion for the material.
Moss was at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles this weekend to premiere his first solo art show, an event which had been shrouded in secrecy for months. Fans began lining up 24 hours beforehand to have a chance to snag a Moss original and as the opening drew closer speculation ran rampant. What would fans see when the doors finally opened? The answer ended up being not only incredibly brave and exciting, but a reminder that pop culture art is still, actually, art. Titled Paper Cuts, the show featured 300 laser cut, black Victorian silhouettes of pretty much every pop culture character you can think of from movies, television, comics and video games.
Moss exclusively spoke to /Film about his surprising show minutes before the doors opened. We discussed the concept, his rise to fame, favorite art, and the time his computer crashed trying to buy his own print from Mondo. After the jump, read the full interview, see photos from the show, the process and more. Read More »
If you live in Los Angeles and love pop culture themed art, this weekend is Christmas, Hanukkah, Spring Break and the Super Bowl rolled into one. Saturday, 24-year-old U.K. artist Olly Moss is having his first solo art show at Gallery 1988 Melrose. You may know Moss as the guy who did Locke’s Secret, last year’s Rolling Roadshow posters, some incredible Star Wars posters, the Thor cast and crew poster and a ton of classic t-shirts. Yeah, the guy is amazing (I own seven of his prints myself) and this show will feature almost 200 new pieces inspired by the world of movies, comics, music and more.
However, Moss’s show is top secret so we don’t have anything to show from that…yet. Luckily, Gallery 1988 now has two locations and their second show is equally as awesome. Thursday in Venice they’ll be opening The 3B Show, the sequel to last year’s epic 3G Show (which we then highlighted in four parts), featuring art by The Autumn Society. This year, the show features art from Back to the Future, Beetlejuice and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (and probably Bogus Journey too). Unlike the Moss show, there are a ton of images available from The 3B Show and you can check them out after the jump. Read More »
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Gallery 1988 has just revealed their final of the six awesome posters made for PaleyFest 2011. This one, for the hit Fox show Glee by Tom Whalen, rounds out a broad spectrum of shows that were graced with fantastic limited edition posters. And while Glee normally isn’t something we cover here on the site, as a poster collecting completest, anxiety would have set in if we only posted five of the six posters created for the series. All of these posters – including Eastbound and Down, Parks and Recreations and more -are on sale on the Gallery 1988 website. Currently, all except Glee are on there, as their panel isn’t until the 16th. See the full image and link to the rest of the posters after the break. Read More »