Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Eric Tan's newest print for "Crazy 4 Cult 4" - opening July 9, 2010 at Gallery1988:LA.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Crazy 4 Cult 4

Just woke up and was happy to find in my email more images for the cult show that's coming up NEXT WEEK (so scary how fast time passes). I wanted to show you some images from artist Rich Pellegrino. He did three portraits for this year's show and they are SO GREAT! This is definitely going to be the best Crazy 4 Cult yet! Check these out...



Mr. Sobchak

The show opens on July 9th at Gallery1988 Los Angeles. If you can't make it to the show, the available work will also be on our website. Stay tuned for more images...


Thursday, June 24, 2010


Our good friend, art collector and man who owns a plush bear costume, Jon Halperin is putting together a pretty awesome fundraiser for a trip he's about to make. He's auctioning off an awesome Luke Chueh drawing all in the name of charity and art! Here's the project in his own words -

"On July 23rd, I leave for Guatemala to tour schools with "COED". The Cooperative for Education creates sustainable textbook, computer center, reading, scholarship, and library programs in Guatemala.

My goal is to bring out an entire suitcase filled with crayons for COED to distribute to the 194 middle schools they serve. Being a collector, and a fan of the arts, i thought this would be a good idea to assist in facilitating drawing/sketching to these kids...

To reach this goal, i have decided to auction off a Luke Chueh black/red drawing which i purchased from Gallery 1988 in 2005 for $150. It is titled "Sketch #6" and measures 6x8", 8x10" framed.

Rather than money, you will be bidding boxes of crayons from the $.99 Store. They are (you guessed it) $.99 a pop. This being said, United States bidders obviously makes more sense.

I will start the auction now and end it Monday June 28th at 9pm Pacific Time. Email jon@theglasshouse.us to place a bid and I will post bids here for all to see. I reside in Southern California, so local meetups work, or mail me the boxes and I will mail out the piece. The buyer covers shipping.


So email the man if you want in, and you want to support a great cause.

And here's the Luke piece you're bidding crayons for:

And safe travels to Jon!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Stalking Cult

It's almost that time of Summer, the moment in our exhibition calendar that will house our annual group exhibit, Crazy 4 Cult, now in it's 4th year, is almost upon us. Opening on July 9th, Friday night, at Gallery1988: Los Angeles, this year's installment is once again hosted by our cult filmmaking friends Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier (Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back) and this year is truly shaping up to be our best year yet! Figured no time is too early to let you in on a preview of what is always our most heralded exhibit.

Michael Steele creates a Cluster that will take you Back To The Future 2. LOVE this piece....LOVE this movie.

Alessandra Fussi works off pure imagination and gives you her beautiful spin on Willy Wonka.

Allison Sommers channels the Bud Cort in all of us, and "Harold And Maude."

And one of the MANY prints in the show, this is Glen Brogan's tribute to Pee-Wee Herman and a MUST HAVE for any fan.

You guys, I'm not going to lie - I'm REALLY excited. Are you?



We haven't had a contest in a long time. This is so much fun! All you have to do is pick a number between 1-100 and you could win an artist proof (signed and numbered) of Mark Brown's new print "Mmm... Candy" (image above) from his current solo show at the SF gallery.

Visit the Artchival Boards here to officially submit your entry

The contest only lasts 48 hours, so hurry! A huge thank you to Ken Harman for putting this together!!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Mark Brown's show is opening in just about 15 min! The show preview is now online, so take a look. Mark did an amazing job and even built his own frames. He put a ton of work into this show!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mark Brown on his way!

Mark Brown is driving down to SF as we speak for his solo show that opens this Friday. The artwork has arrived and it's really stunning. Mark put together an incredible show. This will be his first time showing with us in SF, finally!!

Here are a few sneak peaks from the show...

We'll also be releasing a brand new print of everyone's favorite Mark Brown character, Candy Monster...

It's going to be a great show. If you're in SF please stop by to see the work in person!


Monday, June 14, 2010


As we enter the second week of Dan May's incredible "Call Of The Wild" show here at G1988:LA, we wanted to make sure you saw the show too!

You can see all the work by CLICKING HERE. Make sure to check out this incredible show.

And in addition to the original paintings, we did release one new Dan May print...

Dan May
"Echoes Of Our Existence"
giclee print on archival paper
hand-signed and numbered, edition of 35
16 x 20 inches

This print came out beautifully and they'll be shipping at the end of the solo exhibition in July.

In addition, here's the announcement for our next show -

Image by Mike Mitchell, and that is the official Crazy 4 Cult poster for 2010!!

JULY 9th, mark your calendars now!!!


Monday, June 7, 2010


Our friends at Electric Playground did a great feature on the Twilight Zone show that just closed....

I said Forrest Whitaker. Hehe.

Remember, tomorrow night is our opening for Dan May's INCREDIBLE solo show in LA. 7-10 PM. Come say hi.


Friday, June 4, 2010


Guess who's work just arrived in the gallery????

It's soooooooo incredible.....

Dan May's opening is this Tuesday night, 7-10 PM at G1988:LA.


Thursday, June 3, 2010


Our friends at Hi-Frutose and interviewer/artist/magician Nathan Spoor posted a GREAT interview with Dan May, as we enter the weekend before "Into The Wild," Dan's first solo show at G1988:LA. The work for this show is so stunning, and you get to see some serious peeks in this article.

You can read it, and see the pieces, by CLICKING HERE.



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mark Brown in San Francisco!!

We are SO EXCITED to have a very special solo show with Mark Brown next month in San Francisco!!

The show opens on Friday, June 18th and we already have a few images of IN PROGRESS pieces to share with you...

It looks like it's going to be a GREAT show and I'll share more sneak peaks soon!

Gallery1988 SF

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May In June

We are so happy to have our newest show, "Into The Wild," a solo exhibit from artist Dan May, opening this Tuesday, June 8th, from 7-10 PM at G1988:LA. Dan is easily one of our favorite artists, and this will be the first time we have a large group of his work here in the gallery at one time. Dan's creatures are always able to convey such emotion, almost like we know exactly what the inhabitants of his world are thinking, without a word said. Dan will also be at the gallery for the opening, so you might want to take this opportunity to come by the reception and meet the man himself.

As this week goes on, we'll get you more previews for sure. And if you're interested in getting a preview of this show for purchases, and are not yet on our preview list, feel free to email us at gallery1988@aol.com and have "Preview List" in the subject of your email.