joey spiotto art show

We’ve featured artist Joey Spiotto‘s work many times on the site over the past few years. You might recognize his little Golden Book parody covers or his fictional band Vinyl record cover art. We even featured him earlier in the week as his book Alien Next Door hit stores nationwide.

To coincide with his book release, Gallery 1988 is hosting Joey’s second solo art show which debuts tonight. Storytime 2 will see a return of Joey Spiotto’s demented children’s books. Hit the jump to get a preview of some of the 50-or-so pieces which will be on display at the exhibition.

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Cool Stuff: Joey Spiotto’s Alien Next Door Book

Alien Next Door book

We’ve featured artist Joey Spiotto‘s work many times on the site over the past few years. You might recognize his little Golden Book parody covers or his fictional band Vinyl record cover art. Now Joey is coming out with a new book titled Alien Next Door from Titan Books and officially licensed by 20th Century Fox. The book imagines a new caring side to the legendary science fiction alien monster from the Alien movie franchise.

Alien Next Door is a cute, fun coffee table book which will surely make for a great gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite sci-fi geek this holiday season. Hit the jump to get a preview of some of the art in the Alien Next Door book and learn more about how it came about. The book is available now for around $11 online.

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star wars art show

When Lucasfilm and Disney announced the Star Wars “Art Awakens” initiative, it was revealed they were working with Los Angeles-based art gallery Gallery1988 on an official Star Wars: The Force Awakens art show. This got the whole art and screen print community excited. And now we have the first real details and a sneak preview of just a few of the pieces of art which will be available at the show. Hit the jump for the info.

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Joey Spiotto Storytime

There’s just something wonderful about seeing your favorite pop culture properties reimagined as something unimaginable. Artist Joey Spiotto does that really well. In previous years, he’s become well-known for turning pop culture properties like Firefly, The Avengers and Lost into eye-catching album covers. Now he’s taking that tone and turning it into a full gallery exhibit by adapting properties like Breaking Bad, Pulp Fiction, Godzilla, Guardians of the Galaxy, A Clockwork Orange and others into children’s books reminiscent of Random House’s popular “Little Golden Books” series.

The exhibit is called Storytime: A Little Gallery Show and it opens August 1 at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles, CA. It consists of 50 properties from movies, TV, music and video games put through Spiotto’s unique children’s filter. Below, we’ve got a bunch of examples from the Joey Spiotto Gallery 1988 show. Read More »

Anthony Petrie - Rocky IV header

The roots of most of the pop culture art companies and galleries out there today can be traced back to Crazy 4 Cult at Gallery 1988. The annual Los Angeles art show has been going on for the better part of a decade and is credited with sparking the imaginations of artists, fans and fellow curators alike to blend art and fandom. These days, there’s a similar exhibit happening almost every single week but Gallery 1988 did it first.

For their latest Crazy 4 Cult, they’ve changed things up a bit. This year is subtitled Say Hi to the Bad Guy, meaning all the art in this year’s show will be of famous movie and television villains. Such as the Ivan Drago from Rocky IV, seen above.

The show opens October 18 in Los Angeles. Below, check out a bunch of art from the exhibit including a slew of exclusive debuts. Read More »

When Judd Apatow‘s R-rated comedies started making hundreds of millions of dollars, Hollywood took notice and emulated them left and right. But fans knew that the director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up had been making us laugh long before that. He helmed two of the most underrated network series of all time, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared; produced films like The Cable Guy and Anchorman; and worked on TV shows such as The Critic and The Larry Sanders Show. This was a comedic genius that deserved all the praise heaped upon him.

In celebration of his latest film, This is 40, Gallery 1988 Melrose in Los Angeles is hosting a Judd Apatow tribute show featuring art based on films he had a hand in. So, in addition to everything mentioned above, there’s also art inspired by Superbad, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights, Walk Hard, and Step Brothers. The show opens Tuesday December 4 and remains on display through December 30.

After the jump, check out a ton of art from the show from artists such as Glen Brogan, Todd Slater, Joshua Budich, Jason Liwag, Jason Edminston, Dave Perillo, Anthony Petrie, Jeff Boyes, Joey Spiotto and others, including some exclusives, and find out how you can attend. Read More »

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Cool Stuff: Crazy 4 Cult 5 Preview #2

This Friday, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will hold the fifth Crazy 4 Cult art show, an annual exhibition which I’ve called the super bowl of pop culture art.  The great guys at G1988 have given me a bunch of art from the show to premiere on the site. We posted part one here.

After the jump you will find part two of our preview, which includes /Film favorite Tom Whalen‘s tribute to The Shining, Bruce White‘s Ghostbusters-inspired black velvet painting, Eric Braddock‘s awesome One-Eyed Willie Goonies illustration, and more. So what are you waiting for?

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