Everything we’ve heard about the new It movie suggests it’s terrifying and, thankfully, we’ll all know for certain when it opens next week. To celebrate that exciting occasion, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has put up a unique It gallery show with some really messed up takes on the film.
Two artists have teamed up for a 52-piece art show that gives each letter of the alphabet a pop culture twist. Figuring out what’s depicted in each piece is only half the fun.
Scott Park’s art is always notable for its careful indexing of everything you could ever want to see of a given subject. Want to see pop culture’s most famous cars in Mad Max’s world? The badass women of film? How about every Star Wars vehicle, to scale? Well now, Park has illustrated all the moments that make RoboCop.
So many of us grew up with Mattel toys—and now, as adults, that nostalgia is still part of us. Enter Gallery 1988, which holds annual art shows featuring works in all mediums based on Mattel’s most popular brands. Time to bring that childhood back.
Wait, you don’t know about the three seashells? It’s a reference to the 1993 film Demolition Man. Observe.
There’s something heartwarming about seeing your favorite science fiction and fantasy films turned into kids’ books. Morphing brutal, hard-R rated content in happy, funny ways is the trademark of artist Joey Spiotto, who’s about to debut another new series in this vein.
If these were actual stamps, it might make a trip to the post office bearable.
We rarely think about the role food plays in our favorite TV shows or movies, but damned if it hasn’t been crucial. But what would Ghostbusters be without Twinkies? Twin Peaks without pie? Goonies without Baby Ruth? Pixar without Pizza Planet? One artist has decided to celebrate this crucial link in a very unique way.
Artist Brad Hill has a very distinct style. He takes some of your favorite pop culture properties and turns them into small, handmade sculptures. Some are very detailed, others are more kid-oriented, but they’re all beautiful, and you’ve got to check them out.
We’ve written a great many words about the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this week, we thought maybe it was time for a change of pace. But how do you do that and also continue to celebrate Star Trek? Cool pictures.
Artist Anthony Petrie thinks the pop culture art scene has gotten a little stale. So many rehashes of the same ideas, same properties, with the same old techniques. This is art! Do something different! Be bold! And with his upcoming solo show—and a little help from the Predator—he’s doing just that.
Whether it be Twitter, Facebook, your text messages or just general web surfing, it’s almost certain you’ve seen the work of 100% Soft. The artist has become the go-to person in terms of pop culture emojis because his style is so perfectly suited to it. This weekend, he’s having his second solo art show, and we’re…
The best things come to those who wait—especially those who wait in line. Giving up their precious time to stand in a line for hours (or days) to do or see something cool has always been a badge of honor for fans. I have many such badges, because I’ve waited in a lot of lines for a lot of things. And I have very few…
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…