Cool Stuff: Nan Lawson’s Meet Cute Art Show

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This past Friday night was the opening of Gallery 1988’s Nan Lawson solo art show “Meet Cute.” We’ve featured Nan’s cute artwork on the site many times over the past years, and her latest art show features limited edition prints that celebrate the artist’s favorite pop culture relationships – all perfectly timed for Valentines Day (yes, there could be a perfect gift for your loved one).

The opening night reception has come and gone but the art is still on display at Gallery 1988 East (7021 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, CA) through February 13th 2016. But you don’t need to come to LA to see and buy the artwork as the available artwork is now online for everyone to purchase. Check out our favorite pieces from Nan Lawson’s Meet Cute art show after the jump.
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This Black Friday Deals craziness has gotten far too big to cover on this site, but I wanted to spotlight some of the pop culture screenprint deals which will be going on post-Thanksgiving. As of this morning, three of the five biggest pop culture galleries have announced a slew of Black Friday deals, including Mondo in Austin Texas, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles California and Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach California. Hit the jump to find out all the limited and not so limited deals you will have the chance to purchase this Friday.

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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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Tom Whalen's Masters of the Universe

If you grew up in the past half century, then your childhood was probably filled with toys made by Mattel. My childhood was filled with a ton of He-Man figures and those M.U.S.C.L.E. minis could be found all over my room. I always wanted the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots and a Mattel Overboard from Back to the Future Part II and childhood me would probably be shocked at which one of those officially released Mattel products future-Peter ended up owning.

A new art show will be opening up at Gallery 1988 next week called Mattel: A Tribute To 70 Years Of Toys. The show, curated by artist Dave Perillo, is a small group show that features different artists take on some of Mattel Brand most iconic toys from over the past 70 years. Hit the jump to find out more, see some artwork from the show, and learn what great artists (such as Dave Perillo and Tom Whallen — yes, thats his kick-ass Masters of the Universe piece above) are involved.

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iam8bit Space Heroes

“Space Heroes” is such a simple and clean, yet massive idea for an art show. The possibilities are almost as large as the galaxy itself. From classic sci-fi films, to cult classics, kids cartoons, hit TV shows, and video games, Space Heroes works. iam8bit agrees, and made that it the subject of their latest exhibit, which is currently on display at their Los Angeles location as well as online. Below, see our favorite pieces from the iam8bit Space Heroes show. Read More »