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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Tomorrow night kicks off Gallery 1988’s Both Sides: An Art Show Celebrating Heroes & Villains featuring artwork by Dan Mumford and Jeff Boyes, two pop culture artists we’ve featured on the site previously. The show will also feature some “cameo” artwork from Ashton Gallagher, Chet Phillips, Clark Orr, Dave Quibble, Jeffrey Everett/Rockets are Red, Ryan Binkerhoff and Sam Gilbey. Hit the jump to get a preview of some of the artwork from the show.
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We’ve got a bunch of cool movie art for you today. The Academy and Gallery1988 commissioned a small group of artists to create original screen prints inspired by this year’s nine Best Picture nominees. After the jump you can see some of them, including:
AMOUR by artist Matt Owen, ARGO by Anthony Petrie, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Rich Kelly, DJANGO UNCHAINED by Mark Englert, LES MISÉRABLES by Phantom City Creative, LINCOLN by Jeff Boyes, LIFE OF PI by Tom Whalen, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Joshua Budich and ZERO DARK THIRTY by Godmachine.
Gallery1988 has tweeted that “this is just the start” and there will be “more soon” including a tweet teasing the appearance of popular artist Olly Moss. The G1988 x The Academy show will run February 14th to the 17, with more details coming soon. See the first batch of art after the jump.
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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 »
For the third straight year, the films of Wes Anderson have been framed. Spoke Art, San Francisco’s pre-eminent pop art gallery, has just opened their third annual Bad Dads show featuring works of art inspired by the films of the fantastic filmmaker. It’s a show Anderson himself is aware of and a fan of. In our interview earlier this year on the occasion of Moonrise Kingdom, he said the following about the show:
I have seen some [of the art] on the Internet and seeing somebody make artwork inspired by things in my movies is one of the most exciting things to me.
Moonrise Kingdom was exciting for lots of artists this year too as Anderson’s latest film was one of the most popular subjects chosen. But that doesn’t mean classics like Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and others weren’t well-represented.
After the jump, check out just a small sampling of the art now available from the show, which is open through November 24. Read More »
The best part of collecting pop culture art is the moment you see a piece that speaks to you. The moment when an artist created a work for a teeny, tiny film that you loved growing up and now there it is, perfectly represented, and you just have to own it. Personally, this has happened multiple times with the work of artists Jeff Boyes, Joshua Budich and Jay Shaw. These three super-talented, super-deserving, but not-yet-super-famous artists are collaborating in a new exhibition that opens Thursday at Gallery 1988‘s Venice, CA location.
In it, films like Teen Wolf, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Thrashin’ (yes, the Josh Brolin skateboarding movie), Akira, Jaws, Masters of the Universe, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Klute are just a few of the properties on display. OK, they’re not tiny movies, but still. Check out the images after the jump and find out more about the show. Read More »
The final season of Breaking Bad has begun and its art project continues. During San Diego Comic-Con two new pieces were revealed, one that referred to the season five premiere, and one that we completely missed. You’ll see the one we missed – The Cousins by Jeff Boyes – can be seen after the jump. But the latest piece of art, on sale later today and teased above, is totally different. Frank Kozik, a legendary gig poster artist, has the next piece and it’s an evocative, totally different, graffiti and collage influenced piece based on Jesse Pinkman’s girlfriend Jane.
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You want me to pick you up something from the drive-thru, you give me a time and a place. I give you a five minute window. Anything you want, I’ll order it and get it to you in about five minutes no matter what. But I don’t go inside the restaurant. I don’t do carry out. I just drive thru.
If you’ve seen Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive (and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?!?) the above quote will make much more sense. It’s Ryan Gosling’s character’s mantra adapted for fast food. That also happens to be the aim of the latest Funny or Die video Drive Thru. It takes the visuals, sounds and attitude of Drive and folds it into a kind of unclear, but still hilarious story of a man who picks up drive thru only to mistakenly come in possession a bag of burgers that don’t belong to him. You’ve gotta check it out. Read More »
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Los Angeles’s famous pop culture art gallery Gallery1988 will be launching a new show next week at their Melrose location called “Please Post Bills”, an art tribute to Bill Murray. About 80 artists are involved in this group show that will be paying tribute to a comedic legend with prints, sculptures and original pieces.
The show will have its grand opening on Thursday November 3rd 2011, and will run through November 26th. But you won’t have to wait until the third to see some of the artwork as Gallery1988 have given us a bunch of images to premiere. We’ve also compiled some pieces around the internet. Check them out now after the jump.
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Gallery1988 has provided us with another exclusive look at one of the many art pieces which will be on display at the third annual pop culture art show Crazy4Cult 3D. Jeff Boyes has done a nice piece inspired by Luc Besson‘s 1994 film The Professional, which starred Natalie Portman as a 12-year-old who is taken in by a Professional assassin (Jean Reno) after her parents are killed.
Click on the image above to enlarge. Gallery1988 will be selling limited edition prints of this piece at the show, which opens on July 16th and runs until August 8th in Los Angeles.
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