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08.27.13 Marina Galperina

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is known for its fantastically fan-arty shows dedicated to everything from Breaking Bad to internet memes. People straight up camped out for “The Official Edgar Wright Art Show,” that’s been “seven years in the making” — Wright’s films have appeared frequently in the several installments of Gallery 1988’s “Crazy 4 Cult” movie-tribute […]

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08.23.12 Marina Galperina

Check out these soft felt puppets glorifying Walter White’s metamorphosis into Heisenberg and so forth. Don’t you just want to pinch his sullen little cheeks? ANIMAL favorite Gallery:1988, purveyors of pop culture everything, have arranged a festive display of Breaking Bad fandom. They even got the odd and awesome Travis Louie to render a most menacing skull in signature […]

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05.16.12 Marina Galperina

Gallery:1988, the purveyors of pop culture art, have done it again. Here’s you latest stack of Internet meme fan art. Because you like turtles. And Keanu is sad. But mostly, that damn cat. On. And on. And on with the damn cat. […]

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03.08.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s the fresh swarm of pop-culture tribute art Gallery 1988 has unleashed this time: Weird Al. Please do observe this particular specimen by DKNG Studios that translates π into too many minimalist-ic icons to mention, so let’s just say ROTFLOL. It’s like its a Wierd Al-cited sphere of nerddom clichés simmered down to symbols and signifiers perfection. Not your thing? […]

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12.02.11 Marina Galperina

It’s a g-g-g-ghost! London-based artist/designer Olly Moss joined in on another pop-culture inspired exhibit at Gallery 1988 with some fresh takes on the Oujia board. We love the My First Oujia with its corner detailing of a toon devil mid-swipe for a little girl’s heart. Oh, and of course, the Swiss Oujia, for making neat […]

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09.22.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s another pop culture show from Gallery 1988 — a Garbage Pail Kid revival extravaganza! Why not celebrate an empire kindled by the Maus guy, built upon bad taste and puns! Come for tons of icky shticky artist re-imaginings of exaggerated fancies and nightmares, like Buff Monster’s Basking Robin and Casey Weldon’s Peeping Tom, featuring Terry Creepardson himself, monstrously riddled with […]

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09.20.11 Marina Galperina

Casey Weldon’s Atari “Combat” inspired Tiananmen Squared and a Super Smooth Mario from Dabs Myla are just some of the painterly, sculpture-ly, embroidery-ly, arty ditties at Gallery 1988’s latest themed group exhibit. They’ve got lots, because vintage gaming is bottomless barrel of fan art fodder and shall always be. “Old School Video Game Show,” Group Show, Sep 16 – Oct […]

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08.02.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s a small sampler of the P.W.H.-inspired art at tv-cinema-pop-culture-philiac Gallery 1988. It’s full of crazy egg-eyed, bacon-mouthed, breakfast-faced horrors, zombie chairs, bloody dummies, psychedelic tigers and Pee Wee clone armies, ’cause that’s what happens when you raise a generation on programming featuring talking furniture. Dig the “Barbara Kruger.” On that note, here’s Pee Wee […]

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07.08.11 Marina Galperina

Now in its fifth year, the Kevin Smith-catalyzed Crazy 4 Cult show opens tonight at Gallery 1988:Melrose in Los Angeles, followed up a the signing of the fresh Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art book this Saturday. One hundred artists take on cult classics, so expect the usual Tarantino/Coen/Kubrick staples and come wallow in arty […]

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04.19.11 Marina Galperina

Since John Kennedy Toole committed suicide ten years before A Confederacy of Dunces would be published in 1980, never in his wildest dreams would he image his New Orleans anti-champ could be merged with the Haters Gonna Hate meme. See that, a new, beautifully prim American Psychos cover and more in Gallery1988’s latest hefty stack […]

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