Over 30 Pictures from Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo’s MODERN VINTAGE Gallery1988 Show in Los Angeles

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Last night in Hollywood, artists Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo returned to Gallery 1988 for their new tandem show, Modern Vintage.  Tackling an assortment of films, tv shows, and videogames, they put a spin on each that fans are sure to appreciate.  With over 20 prints available, in a variety of sizes and price points, there was something for everyone.  Check out images of everything on the walls after the jump.

Check Out 45 Pictures From Mark Englert’s GALLERY1988 Show Focused on Stanley Kubrick

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Last night artist Mark Englert had his first solo show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles and some people (including myself) lined up almost 26 hours in advance to make sure they got first crack at the available prints and OGs.  In the first of an annual series focused on a director, Englert tackled Stanley Kubrick, and the response was overwhelming.  Check out pictures of all the art from the show and more about the opening after the jump.

Over 100 Pictures From Gallery1988′s SPACE! Show Curated By Mike Mitchell

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One year ago, artist Mike Mitchell, had his “Just Like Us” solo show at Gallery 1988.  What started as something fun and readily obtainable quickly snowballed into some highly valuable and sought after art.  Mike has continued to reinvent himself over the past year, and Friday night, he returned to Gallery 1988 with a show he not only participated in, but curated.  With a monster lineup of artists, “SPACE!”, was an extremely impressive show that saw a welcome departure from the normal pop culture fare associated with Mike and some of the other artists involved.  Check out pics of the art and some of my impressions after the jump.

Check Out Some Cool Art by Shannon Bonatakis and Kiersten Essenpreis From Their Gallery1988 L.A. Show

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I love discovering new artists.  While it’s always great to see the latest work by Martin Ansin or Tyler Stout, walking into a gallery and not being sure what you’re going to see is a great feeling…especially when the art is well done.  And that’s what happened last night as I walked into the Shannon Bonatakis and Kiersten Essenpreis show at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles.  Last week at the Bad Robot show, Jensen Karp (the man behind Gallery1988) told me I’d want to stop by to see Shannon and Kiersten’s work.  He was definitely right.

As you can see in the 50 pictures after the jump, the show is loaded with mostly original works that are smart and interesting.  I hate trying to describe why a piece of art works because it’s so subjective, but I promise if you check it out, you’ll agree that it’s worth your time.  In addition, while the show is mostly original’s, Essenpreis has 9 screenprints and they’re very low runs.  If you see anything you like, I’d advise you to hit the online drop in a few hours before it sells out.  Hit the jump for more.

100 Pictures From Gallery1988′s BAD ROBOT Official Art Show in Los Angeles

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If you’re a fan of Bad Robot and live in Los Angeles area, it’s time to head over to the new Gallery1988 location at 7308 Melrose.  That’s because the gallery has teamed up with some great artists to create a new gallery show focused on the TV shows and movies produced by Bad Robot, like Fringe, Lost, Super 8, Person of Interest, Alias, Cloverfield, and Star Trek.  The show opens tonight and runs until May 18th, so you’ve got plenty of time to check it out.  However, since many of the items are very limited or original pieces of art, you probably want to head over soon if you want to buy anything.

Last night the gallery held a private reception for Bad Robot and I was able to stop by and take about 100 pictures of everything on display.  Hit the jump to see the pictures.

Limited Paper Giveaway: Win One of Gallery 1988 and Anthony Petrie’s G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Posters

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Paramount has partnered with Gallery 1988 and artist Anthony Petrie for a very special poster to commemorate tomorrows release of Jon M. Chu’s G. I. Joe: Retaliation, and we’ve got four of the 100 copies to giveaway to some of our readers. If you’d like more info on the poster and how to win one… meet me after the jump.

The Academy and Gallery1988 Present Posters by Various Artists for the Best Picture Oscar Nominees

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Last week, BAFTA premiered special posters for their Best Picture nominees.  Today, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences had followed suit by teaming up with Gallery1988 and various artists to create posters for this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees.  There are some impressive posters, and I’m curious to see if they’re going to go on sale at some point.  The Academy’s website lists the dimensions and type of production (screen print), which leads me to believe that these might be available for purchase some day.  I’m sure there are plenty of readers who would love to get their hands on Mark Englert‘s print for Django Unchained. [Update: Gallery1988 has tweeted the following: "G1988 x The Academy. Official. 2/14 - 2/17. More soon." so it looks like you should get your wallets ready, and keep an eye on their official website.]

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The Academy Awards will be held on February 24th at 7pm EST on ABC.

Over 60 Pics from Gallery1988 and HelloGiggles ‘Young Adult’ Gallery Show in Los Angeles

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Last night, Gallery1988 and Hello Giggles premiered “Young Adult,” which featured 60 female artists taking on their favorite teen-focused literature of the ’80s and ’90s (like Nancy Drew and Sweet Valley High).  The Hello Giggles co-creators, producer Sophia Rossi, actress Zoey Deschanel and writer Molly “Molls” McAleer, came up with the show’s theme and helped put together the show.  Shortly before the doors opened, I walked around the gallery and took over pictures of everything on display.  Some of the artists included Bec Winnel, Shana Bilbrey, Kiersten Essenpreis, Danielle Buerli, Kristin Tercek , Jessica Deahl, Tracie Ching, Lorena Alvarez Gomez, Shannon Finch, Misha, and many more.  Hit the jump for the images.

60 Pictures from Gallery 1988′s “The Humorist” A Tribute to Woody Allen

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If you’re a fan of Woody Allen and live in the Los Angeles area, I strongly suggest heading down to Gallery 1988′s Venice location for their new show “The Humorist.”  The show opened last night and runs until February 2.  Unlike some shows that are mostly screenprints, what’s great about this one is the amount of diversity by the talented artists.  In addition, since Allen has made over forty films, everyone had plenty of choices and I’m glad some of them went with his early work like Sleeper, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, and Bananas.  Like all Gallery 1988 shows, the artwork will be “dropping” later today on their website.  Since everything is limited, if you see something you like, don’t wait too long to purchase.

Hit the jump to check out sixty pictures from the show.

Limited Paper: Spoke Art Does RAGING BULL, Ian Glaubinger Does MONSTERS, and Our STAR WARS Contest Winners Get Announced!

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In the last jam-packed installment of Limited Paper, we looked at Gallery1988’s Breaking Bad series, we revealed three new posters from the folks at Mondo, and we shared a handful of exclusive images from Ltd. Art Gallery’s upcoming Press Start show.  There was a lot to look at, and today’s column will be no different:   after the jump , we’ve got information on Ian Glaubinger’s 6-poster Monsters of Horror series, a head’s up on Spoke Art’s soon-to-be-released Raging Bull prints, and—last but not least—we reveal who won a trio of free posters in our exclusive Star Wars/Gangsta contest.  Meet me after the jump for all this (and more), my fellow Limited Paper enthusiasts.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Gallery 1988 Show Recap

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It has been six long years, but the Bluthe family is finally going to grace your televisions once again in 2013!  Since that’s still far away, why were hundreds of Arrested Development fans lined up on Friday night in Hollywood?  Well, a wise man once said, “There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand”, and for a small gallery on Melrose, he was right!  Gallery 1988, a Pop-art gallery in Los Angeles, hosted an all Arrested Development themed show, using those words as its’ moniker.  With over sixty artists work featured and wall to wall prints, paintings, dolls, and figures, this show was nothing to shake a frozen banana at.  Speaking of frozen bananas, those were for sale also.  Continued after the jump.

Limited Paper #2: Mondo Mystery Movie X Announced, A Distant Winter Teased By the Phone Booth Gallery, Aaron Horkey’s Jaw-Dropping New Poster and More!

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As you’ve probably noticed, movie-poster collecting has turned into a Ron Burgundy-sized “Big Deal” over the past few years:  everywhere you look, brilliantly talented artists like Aaron Horkey, Tyler Stout, and Ken Taylor are joining forces with places like Gallery 1988IAm8Bit, and the newly-opened Mondo Gallery to create collectible, gorgeously-rendered works of art based on your favorite movies and TV shows, and every time one of these posters drops…a poster-collector is born.

And where do we–the die-hard paper-geeks of the world– go for our news?  For our drop announcements?  For interviews with our favorite artists?  For reckless rumor-mongering about upcoming events?  Last week, we unveiled Limited Paper, a new ongoing series here at Collider.com designed to keep everyone from poster-collecting veterans to poster-collecting n00bs up to speed on just those issues.  Want to know what’s new in the limited paper world this week?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

Limited Paper #1: Posters from Gallery 1988, Mondo, Dark Hall Mansion and Tom Whalen, Rhys Cooper, Phone Booth, Drafthouse and More

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As you’ve probably noticed, movie-poster collecting has turned into a Ron Burgundy-sized “Big Deal” over the past few years:  everywhere you look, brilliantly talented artists like Martin Ansin, Tyler Stout, and Olly Moss are joining forces with places like Gallery 1988, IAm8Bit, and the newly-opened Mondo Gallery to create collectible, gorgeously-rendered works of art based on your favorite movies and TV shows, and every time one of these posters drops…a poster-collector is born.

And where do we–the die-hard paper-geeks of the world– go for our news?  For our drop announcements?  For interviews with our favorite artists?  For reckless rumor-mongering about upcoming events?  One or two dark corners of the internet might traffic in the kind of information collectors crave, but we think we can streamline that process a bit (and even if we fail, it is an excuse to ramble on about posters for the umpteenth time, and we never get tired of that).  Wanna see what we’ve put together?  Check out Limited Paper #1 after the jump, folks.

Over 30 Images from Gallery 1988′s AVENGERS ASSEMBLE Show

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With Marvel’s The Avengers opening this weekend, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is putting on an Avengers themed art show that’s filled with some really cool stuff.  Featuring original art, posters and prints that are all for sale, if you’re in the L.A. area, it’s definitely worth checking out.  However, for everyone that won’t have a chance to stop by, I attended a preview tonight and took a ton of pics.  I even snapped Joss Whedon and Clark Gregg in front of some of the art.  Hit the jump for the pics and more info.

Los Angeles Readers: Gallery1988 to Host Show of Art Inspired by THE AVENGERS

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If you live in Los Angeles and are a fan of comic book characters and/or art, you’re in luck.  Disney announced today that Gallery1988 in Hollywood will be playing host to a bevy of artwork inspired by The Avengers.  The art show will run through the film’s opening weekend, May 3rd through May 6th, so you can partake in more The Avengers goodness before and after you catch the flick.  Disney sent over a couple of sample prints that will be on display, and my jealousy-meter raised up quite a few ticks after having a peek at what Gallery1988 will have to offer.

Hit the jump to check out the images and for more information on the art show.  The event will feature the work of artists such as Dave Perillo, Rhys Cooper, Scott Campbell, Luke Chueh, Ken Garduno, Kiersten Essenpreis and NC Winters, as well as others.  The Avengers opens in 3D on May 4th.

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