When collectors think of limited edition screenprints, they think of Austin. They think of Los Angeles. New York, maybe even San Francisco or Nashville. But few think of Seattle, which is a shame. The home of grunge, Starbucks and the Super Bowl Champs has a bustling and growing art scene, which includes lots of limited edition screenprints from the Ltd. Art Gallery.
Their latest show attempts to prove this by using only local artists to create hand pulled screenprints of things they loved as children. For artists such as Barry Blankenship, who did 10 pieces in the show as well as curated it, that means pop culture of the Eighties and Nineties. For others, maybe it’s a little more personal. But all of them are evocative, fun pieces of nostalgic that were screenprinted in Seattle.
The show is appropriately called Deep Pulls and it opens Friday June 20 at the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Below, see a few of the pop culture images in the show and find out more about its creation. Read More »
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The fourth season of Game of Thrones hits HBO on April 6 and will continue telling the story of George R.R. Martin‘s third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords. To promote this momentous occasion, Martin himself is presenting a full Song of Ice and Fire art show at the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington. It’s called Winter Is Coming, will open March 1 and remain on display through the 23rd.
The gallery is slowly releasing teases of the show and today we’ve got the exclusive debut of probably the most highly anticipated print in the show, Mark Englert‘s “Fist of the First Men.” It’s glow in the dark and will first be on sale at the gallery. Below, check out the full image, it’s glow in the dark elements and some detail shots. Read More »
This edition of Star Wars Bits is all about the visuals. There’s art, video games, and the jawline of Benedict Cumberbatch. Below read about the following.
- A new Disney Interactive Star Wars game, Star Wars: Attack Squadrons, will be released online in early 2014. Watch a trailer below.
- The full demo for Star Wars 1313 is now online.
- Benedict Cumberbatch continues to joke about wanting to be in Star Wars Episode VII.
- A Seattle art gallery has a full Star Wars exhibit.
- Check out how two different artists portrayed the original trilogy in very different ways including arcade games.
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Even when there’s nothing new about Star Wars, people care about Star Wars. In the years between Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace, Star Wars certainly wasn’t a daily topic of discussion. Yet its legions of fans made it omnipresent and lent it cultural influence. Once Revenge of the Sith ended, we thought we’d enter another dark time too, but the Clone Wars cartoon, rabid fan films and more consistently kept the franchise in the public eye. Now, with the recent announcement of Star Wars Episode VII, the franchise is not back on our radars, it’s hot again.
The timing works out perfectly for the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, WA. They’ve got a brand new exhibit of Star Wars art about to go on display called Han Shot First. It opens Thursday December 13 and remains on display through January. Check out a bunch of images after the jump. 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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Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco aren’t the only cities with a pop culture art scene. New York is getting their own Gallery 1988 Crazy 4 Cult show next month and the Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle, WA has quietly been putting on very cool exhibitions featuring your favorite movies, television shows, video games and more. Their latest exhibit, Postalgia, is by an artist named Steve Thomas (who you might remember from his Star Wars tourism pieces), and features unique and cool representations of a whole bunch of Eighties and Nineties properties: Star Wars, Back to the Future, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Beetlejuice are just a few.
The show opens this Saturday, July 28, but you can check out a preview after the jump. Read More »