A few weeks back, Mondo opened up Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend (and that, my friends, is the best ten-word opening to an article ever), the last Mondo Gallery show of 2012. The event was a WTF-explosion designed entirely by the Australian duo known as We Buy Your Kids, and—as expected—the reaction to the prints that debuted at that show has run the gamut from “unconditional love” to “this poster has given me nightmares”. A few days after that opening, Mondo released a few of the show’s prints online…and tomorrow, they’ll release a few more. See ‘em after the break, folks.
Last night, the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas threw open the doors on their final gallery show for 2012, and—as expected—it was about as fitting an end to the Mondo Gallery’s first year in operation as anyone could have imagined. Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend—a show composed entirely of creations from the mighty Australian-based team known as We Buy Your Kids—was a celebration of the bizarre, a colorful explosion of “WTF?!” that (from where Limited Paper’s standing) courageously refused to offer up anything even remotely obvious, safe, or easily-digested.
Infinitely stranger than this summer’s Adventure Time showcase and twice as inexplicably disturbing as Jay Shaw’s Don’t Go Out Tonight, Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend is certain to be remembered for being the Mondo Gallery’s most divisive show (in 2012, anyway). Wanna know what we thought, hear a few interesting tidbits about a few of the featured prints, and see a video walking tour of the entire show? Meet me after the jump, folks.
We’ve got a ton of stuff to get through in Limited Paper today, including a look at Mondo’s next big gallery show (featuring artwork from Australian duo We Buy Your Kids), FroDesignCo’s series of Mythic Beasts Travel Posters (featuring Limited Paper’s spirit animal, the Chupacabra), Gallery1988’s Rated G (featuring work from Justin White), and—because why the hell not—we also need to provide an update on our latest contest/giveaway while teasing the next one. Phew. Bring a bookmark and meet me on the other side of the jump, my fellow poster junkies.