Gallery 1988

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Ecto-1

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters and we’re thrilled to have been a part of the official traveling art show commemorating the film. The show has been on tour across the country since April, wrapping up this weekend at San Diego Comic Con, and we’re now pleased to offer the print in our online store. There are two versions available of the iconic Ecto-1 car from the movie - the main edition on red, and a super-limited variant on “Slimer Green”. Both prints are four color screen prints signed and numbered by DKNG.

Check out some close up photos of the finished prints below. Both prints will be available for purchase in the DKNG Store Monday, July 28th, 2014 at a random time.

 

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ICON: 50 New Works by DKNG

We’re excited to announce a new series of work that’s been a few years in the making. On June 14, 2014, we opened our first ever solo show in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988 West. ICON is comprised of fifty 12” x 12” screen printed representations of iconic objects from some of our favorite films and tv shows. Each icon is a four color screen print with an edition size of 100 prints. The entire series goes on sale on July 15 in the DKNG store.

For a further description of the show, Peter Sciretta of /Film sums it up nicely:

"Every film has one. A signature prop, set, or location. Something that, in a single image, can represent the entire movie. The design team of Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, also known as DKNG, call these images “Icons,” and they are the subject of their first ever solo show at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles.

The show, called simply ICON, is comprised of 50 pieces featuring iconic places and things from some of your favorite movies and TV shows of all time. Each piece is small – 12 inches square – and is of one thing that sums up an entire movie. And of course, each is done in DKNG’s distinctive bright, geometric yet detailed style.”

Press Start: 1988's Old School Video Game Art Show

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For Gallery 1988's "Old School Video Game Art Show - Level 2", we decided to pay tribute to one of our favorite toys growing up, the original Nintendo Game Boy.  The print contains a range of 8-bit characters, shapes, and symbols from some of our favorite games like Super Mario Bros., Tetris, and Zelda.  Check out the close ups below to see if you can identify them all.


The print entitled "Press Start" is a 15.5" x 24" three-color screen print with an edition of 200.  The print will be available at Gallery 1988's Venice location as well as online until the show closes on November 24, at which time it will be available in our online store.


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This Is Spinal Tap // Crazy 4 Cult Poster

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This year we had the privilege of participating in Gallery 1988's first NYC edition of their famed Crazy 4 Cult exhibition, in which dozens of artists present their take on cult films.  This year we chose one of our favorites, Spinal Tap, as the subject of our submission. We knew we didn't want to approach the project as a traditional movie poster but rather pay homage to the film in a more subliminal way that would resonate with die hard fans.

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We opted to focus on the famous volume knob turned to "11" on Nigel's amp as well as the final scene of the movie where the band plays to a packed house in Tokyo, Japan.  The Japanese characters on the poster do indeed translate to "Spinal Tap" or perhaps "Spinal Puncture" depending on who you ask. Thanks again to Jensen and Katie and everyone at Gallery 1988 for inviting us to participate.

The 24"x18" one color screen printed poster will be available for purchase in our online store September 2, 2012. Below are some close up shots of the physical print.

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The Avengers // Art Print

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Gallery 1988 recently hosted a show featuring artwork inspired by the highly anticipated movie "Marvel's The Avengers." The event took place the week before the film's opening and we created the print above as our submission.

It's a 24"x18" four color screen print on sale now for $50 in our online store. There is an edition of 175, however our allotment is very limited, so be sure to make your purchase quickly.

Below are some close up shots of the physical print.

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Hitchcock : An Art Print to DIE For

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Currently at Gallery 1988: Venice is "Suspense & Gallows Humor" a tribute show to master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.

The image above is the art print we created for the show. It's a two color 24" x 18" screen print filled with hidden imagery from Hitchcock's most famous films such as Psycho, The BirdsNorth By Northwest, among many others.

We will be releasing the print in our online store beginning April 30 at a random time. Below are some close up shots of the physical print.

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Weird Al "White & Nerdy" Art Prints

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On Friday, March 9th, Gallery 1988 Melrose opened its second annual "Is This Thing On?" exhibit, where 100 artists created paintings, prints, sculptures and one-of-a-kind plush all based on their favorite comedians.

In addition, this year the gallery commissioned 9 different artists to pay tribute to "Weird Al" Yankovic, the greatest song parodist of all-time, by creating a career retrospective screenprint set, where each chronicle the major moments from the legend's career. We were fortunate enough to be one of the participating artists. We created a limited edition screen printed set celebrating Weird Al's song "White & Nerdy", a parody of Chamillionaire's "Ridin". To catch you up to speed, check out Weird Al's music video below:

We created four different color ways for the show, each a three color screen print, celebrating nerd culture through the eyes of Weird Al. The version printed on black paper was printed with metallic gold ink and has an edition of 80. We have a very limited amount of these prints now available in our online store. Below are images of the three other color ways along with some close up shots of the actual print for sale.

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Glow in the Dark "VS." Art Print

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Last year's video game inspired Multiplayer group art show at Gallery 1988 was a huge success, and a whole lot of fun to be a part of. Our submissions last year were inspired by our favorite classic 8-bit arcade games, Pacman and Tetris. We decided to continue paying tribute to the pioneers of arcade by creating a new print celebrating the heroes and villains from ten classic games.

Above is our submission for this year's show entitled "VS." The 9" x 24" five color screen print has an edition of 200. The colors are super vibrant on the black paper, which was accomplished by overlaying transparent inks over a white under base of the artwork. To top things off, we also printed an additional layer of glow ink to make the print glow like a true arcade game screen.

These prints are now available in our online store. Below are some close up shots of the print including some glow in the dark scenes.

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William James Murray Art Print

Gallery 1988 kindly invited us to be an exhibiting artist in their latest group art show "Please Post Bills", a tribute to comedic legend Bill Murray. Being big fans of Murray's work, it was a difficult task deciding upon our favorite movie to feature as an art print, so we came up with the concept of creating one that represented his entire body of work in film.

We created individual icons that represent each film in the simplest, most conceptual way we could think of, listed from his most recent 2010 film "Passion Play" to his very first, "Shame of the Jungle" from 1975. Each icon is paired with the year in which the film was made. Feel free to take a close look by scrolling over the image above and see how many you can figure out. If you get stumped at any point we provided the title of each film at the bottom of the print.

The print is an 18"x24" four color screen print and has a limited edition of 200. A limited amount are available now on Gallery 1988's site. We will be releasing our allotment of prints in our online store in the coming week or so. Be sure to follow our social networks or join our mailing for when we announce the official release date. Below are some close up shots of the actual print.
 

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Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 Cult gets 'BIG'

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Over the past couple years, we've had the opportunity to participate in several exciting shows and projects at Gallery 1988.  This year, we were thrilled to participate in what is arguably their marquee exhibition: Crazy 4 Cult.  Crazy 4 Cult is a celebration of cult film through art prints, paintings, sculptures, and a variety of other art pieces.

After creating a list of some of our favorite cult and childhood films, we arrived at Big, which coincidentally was released in 1988.  After re-watching the film, we determined that the iconic scene of Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia performing Heart and Soul on the FAO Schwartz giant piano had to be the focus of our print.  We decided to put our own spin on the point of view, and approached the print with a bird's eye view of the piano, creating the composition as a diptych with one panel dedicated to each character.

The prints are each 24" x 9" and are available both framed and unframed in our store.  There are 5 ink colors, the last of which is a glow-in-the-dark ink that lights up the white keys when viewed in the dark (rollover the images above to see an example).  Detail shots of the prints are below including a photo under a black light.