If you follow pop culture at all, you’ve surely seen art shows based on your favorite movies and TV shows. What you haven’t seen is a pair of artists inventing their own pop culture property to make an art show about. And that’s what Alex Pardee and Matt Richie did. They created the Astralnauts.
Originality is difficult. Try to come up with an original concept and odds are, you’re just taking bits and pieces from your previous experiences to give something old a new spin. That’s the theme of Icons Unmasked, an amazing new art show by artist Alex Solis.
Quotes are the currency by which we pay respect to our favorite movies. If you can spout off a one-liner from a movie, odds are it has a special place in your heart, and that belief drives an awesome looking new art show in Los Angeles this weekend.
The essence of a character’s appearance is their profile. Head, face, shoulders—all the parts that get sculpted in a bust—should work together to be instantly recognizable. Artist Tom Whalen has now brought the majesty of the pop culture bust into two dimensions with these super cool art prints.
“I wanted to create something that would visually represent the way science is derived from nature,” said artist Kevin Dart. “I feel like you can’t deny scientific ideas if you believe in the world around you, because all science is based on observations made in that world.”
Rarely does a day go by that you don’t see a new piece of Star Wars art, but rarely is that art official. That changed this weekend when Lucasfilm staged an official art show called Art Awakens at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles CA. It featured over 100 brand new pieces of Star Wars art, from original paintings and…
No matter what your age, you probably know what someone means when they say “Little Golden Books.” They’re skinny kids books with a gold spine that pretty much everyone owned. Well, artist Joey Spiotto has taken the look of those old books and updated them with takes on classic and current pop culture alike, from Tron…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t open until December 18, but before that, an event that’s freaking us out just as much will take place. Lucasfilm has teamed up with Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles for an official Star Wars art show and they are asking fans to be a part of it.
Odds are the toys you loved as a child are gone. Either your parents still have them, someone threw them away or they magically disappeared. Now that you’re grown up though, if you want to relive those memories, a new Mattel art show will let you do just that.
Gallery 1988 is one of the premiere pop culture art galleries in the world and this year they’re bringing an amazing line up of exclusive art to San Diego Comic-Con featuring Mad Max: Fury Road, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more.
If you're in the Los Angeles after this Friday, definitely stop by Gallery 1988 (East) for Storytime, a show of Joey Spiotto's work. We would read all of these to any children we know.
Andrew DeGraff is an artist who has a particular knack for reinterpreting popular movies as maps. You may have seen his series of Star Wars movie maps floating around the Internet over the last few days, offering an incredible, deconstructed view of a series we thought we'd seen every which way. Given that the Indiana…
In honor of Fringe coming to a close, Gallery 1988 is running "Fringe Benefits," an interactive art series that encourages fans to vote for their favorite Fringe episodes to turn them into limited edition screenprints. This ingenious print by Mark Englert, based on the Season Three episode "Plateau," uses…
Last Friday, Gallery 1988's Adult Swim art show opened in Los Angeles. The show presented a mixed media approach to such famously oddball shows as The Venture Bros. and Sealab 2021 — here's but a sampling of the many prints that were on display. The show runs until February 4.
Gallery 1988's latest pop culture-themed art show takes us back to the 1980s, with artistic explorations of Beetlejuice, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and Back to the Future. It's called, appropriate, the "3B" show.
Funny how electronics of the 70s were better dressed than the people who used them, no? Mixed-media artist David "Netherland" van Alphen tackles the decade's blighted fashions and obsession with sound in a new show at San Francisco's Gallery 1988.
While we're waiting for the Ghostbusters to return to the big screen, a group of artists have dragged our favorite ghost hunting foursome back into the spotlight with a Proton Pack-powered gallery show.
You're traveling through another dimension — a dimension not only of painting and sculpture but of mind-bending imagery. Gallery 1988 is readying its latest geek-themed art show, and this promises to take us into The Twilight Zone.