Friday, November 21, 2008

G1988: LA & Shark Toof (and cult contest revealed finally!)

I'm really excited to announce that LA street artist Shark Toof will now have prints available at Gallery 1988: LA! I hunted the dude down like I'm Jake Gyllenhal and he's the guy who may slash may not have been the Zodiac killer (but definately had a creepy basement), making sure we get his GREAT prints available for purchase.

You have seen his wheat pastings and prints all over Los Angeles (I mean the dude treats La Brea Ave. like it's an art gallery wall). Here are some pictures to remind you...

So, yeah, you totally know him. And now you have a name to put with the image. And an amazing name. I mean, SHARK TOOF! And now you can also own some of the exact work you see on the streets, as well as some VERY limited prints. I do see big things for Mr. Toof in the future, as he has LOTS of people talking. Here's a rundown of the new stuff, available now...

Hand screened and embellish Shark print
23 x 17 inches
on LA Xpress page
hand signed

Hand Screened Shark Cigarette All Over
23 x 17 inches
on archival paper
hand signed and numbered edition of 5

Hand Screened Red, White and Blue Shark
23 x 17 inches
on paper
hand signed

Hand Screened Shark Toof Cigarette
18 x 24 inches
on archival paper
hand signed and numbered edition of 3

Hand Screen Small Pumpkin
12 x 16 inches
on archival paper
hand signed and numbered edition of 3

Hand Screened Large Posters (all 4 available)
35 x 24 inches
on paper
hand signed
$45.00 each

Get your Shark Toof on. You will not regret it. I'm picking up one of the large ones and taking it over to Framing House (oh, c'mon, it's the worst kept secret in LA art!) and putting it up in the game room. So should you. We have these available for pick up at the gallery or by emailing us at or calling at (323) 937 - 7088.

And while on the topic of overly long blog posts...

What better time than now to announce the winner of our Crazy 4 Cult Andrew Wilson poster contest and give you all the answer key? Listen, I know we're late. Some stuff has to go back burner for a minute, but it will eventually get the flame. Congrats to our winner, Cory Balsitis, who will get a smattering of cult prints and praise from friends near and far. But for those just wanting to sharpen their Shark Teef (CALL BACK!) on their cult's your key.

and here ya go...

001. Escape From New York: Snake

002. Star Wars: Storm Trooper

003. Star Wars: Leia

004. Wet Hot American Summer: Katie

005. Wet Hot American Summer: Coop

006. Goonies: Brand

007. Goonies: Andy

008. Wizard of Oz: Lion

009. Donnie Darko: Frank

010. TMNT: sewer plate

011. Repo Man: the car

012. Goonies: Sloth

013. Goonies: Chunk

014. Goonies: Data

015. Goonies: Stef

016. Goonies: Mouth

017. Goonies: Mikey

018. The Wiz: Tin Man

019. The Wiz: Lion

020. Wizard of Oz: Scarecrow

021. Wizard of Oz: Tin Man

022. UHF: Weird Al

023. UHF: Stanly and Mop

024. The Wiz: Dorothea

025. Wizard of Oz: Glenda

026. The Wiz: Scarecrow Michael

027. Wizard of Oz: Dorothea

028. Wizard of Oz: Winky Guard

029. Hudsucker Proxy: Norville Barnes

030. Plan 9: Vampire Girl

031. Ed Wood: Ed Wood

032. They Live: Nada

033. They Live: Aliens

034. Dazed and Confused: Darla

035. Dazed and Confused: Don

036. Dazed and Confused: Slater

037. Twin Peaks: Dale Cooper

038. The Last Dragon: Bruce Leroy (catching bullets with his teeth?)

039. The Last Dragon: Sho'nuff (he was the baddest R.I.P. Julius)

040. Harold and Maude: Maude

041. Harold and Maude: Harold

042. Clerks: Jay

043. Clerks: Silent Bob

044. Refer Madness: Pianist

045. True Romance: Alabama

046. True Romance: Clarence

047. ReAnimator: Dr. Harrod

048. Friday: Craig

049. Friday: Smokey

050. Fight Club: Marla

051. Fight Club: Tyler Durden

052. Rockey Horror Picture Show: Janet

053. Rockey Horror Picture Show: Riff Raff

054. Spinal Tap: Derek Smalls

055. Spinal Tap: Nigel Tufnel

056. Spinal Tap: David St. Hubbins

057. Napoleon Dynamite: Pedro (vote for him)

058. Napoleon Dynamite: Napoleon

059. Heathers: Veronica

060. Heathers: JD

061. Rockey Horror Picture Show: Frank N Furter

062. Mallrats: Brody

063. Freaks: Johnny Eck (half boy)

064. Freaks: The Living Torso (as Rardion)

065. Pink Flamingos: Babs

066. Half Baked: Thurgood Jenkins

067. Ferris Beuller's Day Off: Sloan

068. Ferris Beuller's Day Off: Ferris (save ferris!)

069. Ferris Beuller's Day Off: Cameron

070. Freddy Got Fingered: Freddy

071. Shaft: Shaft

072. Reservior Dogs: Mr. Pink

073. Mommy Dearest: Christina Crawford

074. Mommy Dearest: Joan Crawford

075. Better Off Dead: Charles de Mar

076. Better Off Dead: Lane Meyer

077. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Oompa Loompa (doompity doo)

078. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Willy Wonka

079. Princess Bride: Fezzik

080. Princess Bride: Inigo Montoya (his name is inigo montoya, you killed his father, prepare to die)

081. Princess Bride: Vizzini

082. Showgirls: Nomi

083. Rushmore: Max Fisher

084. Eraserhead: Henry Spencer

085. Eraserhead: Baby

086. Blood Simple: Loren Visser

087. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Sally

088. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Leatherface

089. Psycho: Bates

090. Point Break: Johny Utah

091. Point Break: Bodhi

092. Godzilla: Godzilla

093. Cable Guy: the cable guy

094. Clockwork Orange: Alex

095. Goonies: Mama Fratelli

096. Goonies: Francis Fratelli

097. Goonies: Jake Fratelli

098. Pulp Fiction: Mia Wallace

099. Pulp Fiction: Vincent Vega

100. Pulp Fiction: Jules Winnfield

101. Strange Brew: Doug McKenzie

102. Strange Brew: Bob McKenzie

103. Strange Brew: Hosehead

104. Army of Darkness: Ash

105. Edward Scissor Hands: Edward (how'd he go to the bathroom?)

106. The Warriors: Baseball Fury

107. Big Lebowski: Wakter

108. Big Lebowski: The Dude (and a white russian)

109. Welcome to the Dollhouse: Weiner Dog

110. Welcome to the Dollhouse: Lolita

111. Office Space: Lumberg

112. Office Space: Milton

113. Pee Wee's Big Adventure: Pee Wee (and bike)

114. Dawn of the Dead: Flyboy (roger)

115. Monty Pithon's Holy Grail: The Black Knight (none shall pass)

116. Donnie Darko: Donnie (suck a fuck donnie)

117. Barbarella: Angel

118. Barbarella: Barbarella

119. Barbarella: the great tyrant (hot)

120. Kentucky Fried Movie: Poster Girl

121. The Professional: Leon

122. The Professional: Matilda (and plant)

123. Blue Velvet: Frank Booth

124. The Fifth Element: Leeloo (and mool-tee-pass)

125. Boondock Saints: Connor NcManus

126. Boondock Saints: Murphy McManus

127. The Wizard of Oz: The Wicked Witch

128. Big Trouble in Little China: Jack Burton (it's all in the reflexes)

129. Big Trouble in Little China: Lopan

130. The Wizard of Oz: Flying Monkey

Best to all. Have a GREAT weekend. And a big congrats to one of next month's two featured artists, Pete Wentz (and his wife Ashlee), on the birth of their first child, a boy, Bronx Mowgli Wentz!!! YEAHHHHH!

G1988: LA


Anonymous said...

what happend to No. 131?

Anonymous said...

You definitely have a 131 in the picture, but not in the description. I know it's Audrey, but someone might not... I'm just saying...

Unknown said...

oh snapp...

yay - 131. totally little shop of horrors: Audrey

it's hard remembering all those characters, give a brotha a break. ;-)