Monday, November 29, 2010

The Fighter!

We couldn't be more excited to be working with Paramount Pictures and director David O. Russell on a screening and art event this Saturday, December 4th in Los Angeles! And all of you are invited. Join us on Saturday night, December 4th at 6 PM at the Regent Theater at 614 N. La Brea for a free screening of the film, "The Fighter," which tells the tale of Boston boxer Micky and the whispers for a Best Picture nomination are rather loud. Which is awesome. And you'll be hanging with people from the movie, so you can't really lose there. That's at 6 PM.

Then after the movie's screening, join us down the street at "&Still," for "Blood, Sweat and Art: An Artistic Celebration of "Irish" Micky Ward" (114 S. La Brea). There will be limited edition screen prints, limited edition t-shirts and customized boxing gloves. And look at the artist roster! Some amazing names in there! There will be beer, soda and snacks and it's 21 and over. So, keep that in mind.

Anyway, all you have to do to attend is RSVP at

Drinks will be from our friends at Asahi beer and Waialua Sodas.

This will be a DO NOT MISS event.

And tomorrow, we'll dig deep into our next show, opening Thursday night, from artist Travis Louie at G1988 (Melrose).


Friday, November 26, 2010

GK Friday!

Sales are in full bloom, with 30% off all inventory paintings and 20% off back stock prints! You can check that all out at And we released a ton of new prints today too!

And there are some secret prints (some Artist Proofs and "Hey, look what we found hidden in the back room" proofs of sold out editions) - and you can see/buy them by CLICKING HERE. Hurry on that though, cause we basically just one of each available.

Also, don't forget to walk into the LA or SF gallery, as there are a handful of in-gallery ONLY surprises.

And over at - we released our first collection of clothes. Check em out...

Ken Garduno shirt (avail both mens and womens)

Alex Pardee shirt (avail both mens and womens)

Brandi Milne raglan (only womens)

Greg Simkins V-neck (avail mens and womens)

Jordan Buckley shirt (avail mens and womens, you're allowed to laugh at me in the picture)

Lora Zombie shirt (avail mens and and womens)

Again, take advantage of the sales, releases and cool clothes - cause if you go to Wal-mart, you may get trampled.

G1988 (Melrose)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


On top of our insane sale on almost everything and our clothing release on Black Friday, we will also be releasing a handful of new prints, in what I believe is the best group we've ever unleashed in one day. It's actually quite brilliant.

Here's a rundown of all the new hand-signed and numbered giclee archival prints we're releasing Friday, both in store and on the website.

Luke Chueh
giclee print on archival paper
16 x 16 inches
edition of 75, hand signed and numbered

Our first new Luke Chueh print in some time, this one is adorably painful. A must have, obviously.

Andrew DeGraff
"In Pursuit of Willy"
giclee print on archival paper
15 x 15 inches
edition of 35, hand signed and numbered

A favorite from the last Crazy 4 Cult show, the Goonies map is so awesome and a promise to have every guest think you're the dopest human ever. ONLY 35!!!!

Scott Campbell
"The Showdown (Set #5)"
giclee prints on archival paper (set includes all 5 prints)
4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches each
edition of 100 sets

Another "Showdown" set from Scott Campbell. As always is the case, these will sell out and they come as a set. Don't hesitate, cause these releases always bring the most disappointed emails about a sell out. You've been warned.

Stella Hultberg
giclee print on archival paper
9 x 15 inches
edition of 100, signed and numbered

Daunting, incredible piece from Stella. Another one from 2010's Crazy 4 Cult, inspired by Matilda from "The Professional." LOVE this one.

Ayami Kawashima
"Don't Erase Me"
giclee print on archival paper
16 x 20 inches
edition of 25, hand signed and numbered

I'm planning a much larger blog post about Ayami after the holiday (which is about so much more than that), but until then enjoy this new, very limited print, which is stunning in person. An easy gift for someone on your list. And only 25 exist of this "Eternal Sunshine" inspired piece.

Chris Sanchez
giclee pront on archival paper
11 x 14 inches
edition of 35, signed and numbered

Chris Sanchez
"Come Out And Play"
giclee print on archival paper
11 x 14 inches
edition of 35, hand signed and numbered

Two of my favorite pieces from Crazy 4 Cult 4 were by the same person, Chris Sanchez. Here are prints of those pieces and a must have for an fan of cinema. The Shining and Warriors are two of my most beloved films, so I know I'll be hanging these up myself.

So to say we're "doing things" at G1988 on Black Friday would be a bit of an understatement. In addition to all this stuff, we'll also be putting a few very special prints online that day. You'll see Artist Proofs of prints that have sold out years ago (that you've always wanted), so don't sleep on that. Also, we found a few more orphaned prints (Luke Chueh, Eric Tan, Brandon Schaefer, Alex Pardee, Krista Huot, Billy Perkins, etc) in the back, so you might see some prints you thought you'd never see for sale again. AND if you stop by either the SF or LA gallery, you'll find surprise sales that we can't even publicize here. And those are AWESOME.

Yup, there's a lot of stuff to be thankful for, and hopefully you can take advantage!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Notice This Too!

With the upcoming Black Friday - December sale and the upcoming release of our first clothing collection, GK1988, you would think we couldn't humanly be readying an amazing show at Gallery1988 (Melrose) at the same time? Can we? Seems like too much for one to handle, right?

Well, you'd be wrong. Cause we're opening one of the year's most anticipated solo shows, right before the end of the year on December 2nd with Travis Louie's "The Ghost of Delilah and Other Stories." This show is going to blow your mind, especially since Travis, for the first time ever, will be collaborating with a group of artists for this exhibit. Most of that is still under wraps, but I was excited to see these two pictures in my inbox today.

As soon as I know more, so will you. But mark your calendars for this show - DECEMBER 2ND!

G1988 (Melrose)

GK1988 drops 11/26/10!!!

Our first clothing line collection (GK:1988), partnered with the homies at Glamour Kills, will be released on Black Friday, November 26th! We can't believe the time is already here!

On Friday, check out and see new designs from 1988 artists Greg "Craola" Simkins, Brandi Milne, Alex Pardee, Lora Zombie, Jordan Buckley and Ken Garduno. But I'll be honest with you. There are only 50 of item produced, so move quick or your favorite just might be sold out.

GOOD LUCK and we're so excited for this!!! We make clothes!

G1988 (Melrose)

Monday, November 22, 2010


This Friday (11/26/10) we're having a HUGE sale on most of our gallery inventory (some exceptions apply). We're also releasing some amazing new prints by artists Luke Chueh, Stella Im Hultberg, Scott Campbell and more!

We have some other exciting surprises, so stay tuned for more info Friday morning...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I'm not going to cheapen this post by saying something witty or whatever. Just watch this commercial for Greg "Craola" Simkins new book, "Drawn From The Well." The book is currently available at the gallery.

G1988 (Melrose)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Book-em Grego.

Hey. Did you want to pick up Greg Simkin's new book, "Drawn From The Well," but were unable to because we sold out on opening night? Well, I'm sorry. But the good news is, we have them back in the gallery. Stop by anytime between 11-6 Wednesday through Sunday and pick it up! It's everything you want it to be and more. We only have the regular edition, as the special edition is totally sold out in that "it's never coming back" way.

G1988 (Melrose)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

All The Art Things

Blink-182 bassist/singer and FUSE talk show host Mark Hoppus blogged about his recent Greg "Craola" Simkins purchase...

You can read it all by CLICKING HERE.

G1988 (Melrose)

Friday, November 12, 2010

NEXT and new hours....

We're proud to announce our new show at G1988 (Melrose) (new name to make way for G1988 Venice, ya'll!). It's a solo show with the one and only Travis Louie. You may know him from the book we published of his work last year, "Curiosities," or you just may know him from being totally awesome. Either way, you'll have to come to his new show opening December 2nd, "The Ghost of Delilah and Other Stories," which will be his first solo at G1988.

More on Travis's show to come...

AND A SCHEDULING NOTE: Our gallery hours at Melrose will now be Wednesday - Sunday, 11 - 6 PM and we will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. So you'll have all weekend to come check out the gallery now.


Thursday, November 11, 2010


For the first time in our 6 1/2 year history, Gallery1988 is openly calling for submissions. It's SUBMISSION SEASON! We have some amazing group shows (of the themed, high profile variety) coming up in 2011, and we know it's time to reach out and find some new talent out there. Here are some important notes for you...

We're looking for 3-4 jpegs or a link to a website via email to
Please make the subject of your email "Submissions"
We will be UNABLE TO RESPOND to all submissions (cause that would be hard), but will contact you within 2 weeks if we see an opening for your work.
We do not supply artists with what "themes" we're looking for, because we select artists based off their usual work and themes - so that's awesome.

And that's it. We're open and ready, guys, so send us your best work and let's get your work seen in G1988.

Jensen & Katie

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Crazy Winter Coming!

We just sent out a press release about this yesterday, so I wanted to share it with you guys on the blog too. We have a lot happening in the next few months and the major announcement is that we're moving the San Francisco location down to Venice, CA. We have one last show up in SF this December and then we're packing up and moving down to LA. Beginning January 2011, we'll have two Southern CA locations - the Melrose space and the new Venice Beach space!

I can't put into words how much I love SF, but LA is a perfect match for G1988, so we're really excited to expand in our hometown. Our final SF show will be this December with a lineup of female artists that I love and am so happy to work with them in our last show.

The opening reception is Saturday, December 4th from 7-10PM, and will also be a combo 'goodbye G1988 San Francisco party.' If you live in SF, we'd love to see you here. It's our going away party, so you're all obligated to come!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Story Told

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to see "Storyteller," Greg Simkins' newest exhibit. We couldn't be more honored to have exhibit Greg since his start as a video game designer who wanted to make art his job. He's come an insanely long way with the insanely long line of fans who wanted to get their books, magazines and items signed by the artist (the line was out the door for a majority of the night). An incredible artist, an incredible friend and an incredible person. Most important, see the incredible show by CLICKING HERE.

Here are some pictures, taken by our friends at DailyDuJour.

Greg posing in front of the show's center piece with it's new owner, Dominic Howard.

This was on someone's forearm. (For the record, I have 3 Greg designed tattoos, so I'm not dissing)

Except Greg has never signed mine.

If you wanna see more pictures and read about the opening, check out the whole article by CLICKING HERE.


Friday, November 5, 2010


We have two amazing show opening tonight and tomorrow in Los Angeles and San Francisco. TONIGHT is the opening of Greg Simkins' new show "Story Teller" with a brand new canvas print release and very special limited edition box set for sale! Check out the entire show here:

and TOMORROW NIGHT we're opening our San Francisco show with new work by Ewelina Ferruso, Yosuke Ueno and Jeremiah Ketner (image above)! This is a beautiful show and you can see all of the work online now...

Very busy weekend for G1988 with these two amazing shows. Hope to see you at one of the openings!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Your real preview

Our friends at dailyDuJour posted what will be one of the only real previews of Greg "Craola" Simkins' new show "The Storyteller" and you don't wanna miss it.

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

This show is incredible! See you Friday night!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Inked Up

Look who's in this month's Inked magazine! It's Greg "Craola" Simkins. Just in time for his new solo show, "The Storyteller," which will premiere at the opening reception this Friday night, 7-10 PM. Greg will be on hand to sign his new book and we'll be releasing a new canvas print (which in the past has lasted about 5 minutes before selling out). Seeing Greg in Inked is pretty awesome cause he's designed 3 of my tattoos, and this is the validation I need in life.


New SIMKINS Print!

Super limited and totally incredible! These are gonna go fast. Start the Simkins insanity...

"Finding Home"

a new print by

Greg "Craola" Simkins

giclee print on canvas
18 3/4 x 24 inches
limited edition of 20
hand signed & numbered
$425.00 USD


7020 Melrose Ave

If you would like to be added to the gallery preview list for this show please send us an email at

Ewelina & Yosuke

We're starting to install our new SF show, which opens this Saturday and I wanted to share a couple sneak previews. We're waiting for Jeremiah Ketner's pieces, but here are a few from Yosuke Ueno and Ewelina Ferruso...

Yosuke Ueno "Fua"

Yosuke Ueno "A"

Ewelina Ferruso "The Tortoise and the Hare"

Ewelina Ferruso "The Black Sheep"

The show looks beautiful so far and I can't wait to see Jeremiah's new work, which I'll share as soon as we get them. The show opens this Saturday, Nov. 6th at G1988 San Francisco!