Thursday, June 30, 2011

Introducing Robert Brandenburg...

Our friends at Slashfilm help us introduce an artist we are VERY excited to be working with, Robert Brandenburg. They debut his two Crazy 4 Cult pieces, and give you a sneak peek into his upcoming solo show at G1988 as well. The basics are...Robert finds already existing paintings or photographs at swap meets or garage sales and then puts his own pop culture twist on them. It's pretty incredible.

CLICK HERE for the Slashfilm article and below are a few examples of his work...







And stay tuned to Slashfilm for more previews of Crazy 4 Cult next week! And you can CLICK HERE to see the artist's website.

G1988 (Melrose)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Leontine all weekend long!

Amidst all the Crazy 4 Cult madness, we have another really important show opening at Gallery1988 Venice. One of our all-time gallery favorites, the lovely Leontine Greenberg, opens her new solo show on Saturday, July 9th!

Leontine has created 22 brand new pieces! She held an open studio in NY last week to preview the new work and got great response before she shipped them off to us in CA. Here are a few sneak peeks for our blog readers...

The Ferryman

You Must Pay the Rent!

I almost forgot to mention that Leontine is also in Crazy 4 Cult. And her piece is AMAZING...

Hello, Mr. Skeksis (The Dark Crystal)

So that means you lucky Leontine fans get to meet her on Friday at Crazy 4 Cult opening, Saturday at her solo show opening, AND Sunday at our Crazy 4 Cult book signing!! Gonna be a busy weekend...

G1988 Venice

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The book internet massacre continues...check out these reviews/articles/interviews for the Crazy 4 Cult book by clicking the pictures...

And I sat in on Paul Scheer's podcast "How Did This Get Made?" and talked about the cinematic cult masterpiece that is "Crank 2." Click on the picture to listen...

And this Friday, I'll be live in Kevin Smith's house recording his Plus One Per Diem radio show for the SIR network, promoting Crazy 4 Cult 5. More on that later...

G1988 (Melrose)

Monday, June 27, 2011


By clicking the picture above you can now purchase the beautiful new NC Winters giclee print, "Wisdom of the Llama." A lot of people have been asking when this one would drop, and the answer is NOW. It's 16 x 20 inches, hand signed and numbered by the artist and only in an edition of 76. It's printed on archival paper and is $76.

Don't miss out on this stunning print!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Getting there...

The trials and tribulations of me learning our new camera and Final Cut...this time you get a glimpse into the handful of prints we're going to debut at Crazy 4 Cult. This isn't even all of them...and you get to see one of Scott Belcatsro's new CFC pieces for this year! Sweep the leg.

A sneak into some Crazy 4 Cult prints... from Gallery1988 on Vimeo.


Saturday, June 25, 2011


It's our 1000th post on the blog! YAYYYYY!

And no better thing to talk about during such a monumental post than CRAZY 4 CULT! The opening of the show's 5th installment is just around the corner on July 8th, and we're starting to see a lot of the pieces and we are blown away. Next week we'll start really previewing the work here on the blog, including introducing you to a new artist to the G1988 family that we're so ecstatic to debut at CFC.

But until then, here is some media to get you in the mood for the show...which does include the first look at a CFC piece on the blog!

First up...I was interviewed by Aint It Cool News, which was pretty awesome. You can click the photo for the interview...

Then filmmaker Mat de Koning has been making a documentary for over 6 years! And during those 6 years one stop he made was at Crazy 4 Cult 2009 to follow artist Jodee Knowles. He documented the night and decided to put together an awesome video showing his experience and the night's insanity. It's pretty awesome and gives some first timers what to expect from CFC. THANKS MAT!

Crazy 4 Cult 3D - Short doco by Mat de Koning from Mat de Koning on Vimeo.

And lastly, but not leasty, we have Danielle Buerli who made an amazing little short that chronicles the process of creating her piece for Crazy 4 Cult 5. It's a sculpture and it's brilliant. Just not sure why Danielle is wearing that human suit.

The Making of Bunny Darko from Danielle Buerli on Vimeo.

There's more where this came from.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Alice to Hov!

Our E3 tribute to American McGee's Alice art show has made it onto Jay-Z's Life & Times blog. The CRAZIEST part about this blog, which I just found out, is that Jay-Z has to approve EVERY post that goes on the blog. INSANE.

And here's the exclusive video, shot by Levi Maestro, which is great.

American Mcgee | Alice Madness Returns from levi maestro on Vimeo.


It was posted on Jay-Z's FACEBOOK page, which he rarely does for any post from his blog.

Even rappers love Alice.

G1988 (Melrose)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


The Crazy 4 Cult book we put out with Titan Publishing seems to be everywhere! We are so excited and proud of our first book!

And the reviews/coverage is pouring are some we found today. Click the pictures to go to the press...

Thank you to everyone hyping the book up and be on the lookout for some other great coverage of Gallery1988 this month, including a mention in tbe rand new Entertainment Weekly!!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Our most popular piece from January's "Is This Thing On?" show with FunnyOrDie gets the giclee print treatment, and will be available starting this Monday! A LOT of people have been asking about this one, so here it comes!

N.C. Winters
"Wisdom of the Lama"
16 x 20 inches
edition of 76, hand signed and numbered

We'll post the link here when it's available, but keep the date in mind if you wanna get your hands on this one...

G1988 (Melrose)

Prints on the Way!!

We're in full printing mode right now at the G1988 Venice! New Crazy 4 Cult prints are coming by Scott Campbell, Alex Pardee, Roger Barr, Scott Belcastro, and Sarah Soh!

Mark you're calendar - Crazy 4 Cult opens July 8th at our Melrose location!!

G1988 Venice

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Check out this new interview I did with MTV Geek in regards to the gallery and the upcoming Crazy 4 Cult show and book. Thanks to them! You can read it by CLICKING HERE.

G1988 (Melrose)

Monday, June 20, 2011


Last night, we challenged our Facebook page followers to get us to 3,000 "likes" by Monday and it ended up taking less than an hour. The results of this challenge was that we revealed the 5th Crazy 4 Cult poster in the now storied tradition! Past artists who've created poster images for the show are Christopher Lee, Andrew Wilson, Scott C and Mike Mitchell. And this year...

It's ALEX PARDEE! A G1988, and worldwide, favorite, created this awesome poster for Crazy 4 Cult 5 and we'll be selling them starting July 8th at the opening reception, for a new price, cheaper than any poster from the past few years. We will also have a highly limited giclee print of just the skull image, no text.

So honored to have had Alex create this for Crazy 4 Cult, especially the same year as the book release! Needless to say, it's going to be a fun year.

AND if you haven't "liked" our Facebook page yet, you're missing out because we'll be doing more sneak peeks, special offers and cool stuff over there soon.

You can get to our Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.


Saturday, June 18, 2011


Seriously, check out our FB page. We are going to have all kinds of updates and exclusive info. We've been kinda lax about it in the past, but now, we are going to pay attention to this thing like it's the Casey Anthony murder trial (p.s. I'm really into the Casey Anthony murder trial).


Also, we bought a super serious camera today to start making videos. We literally know nothing about using it or editing, so while we learn, we made this video that shows you how incredible Ben Strawn's pieces are. We can't really show this with pictures online, but the way his pieces light up when there's a source of light behind them, is beautiful and almost makes a totally different piece than when it's in the dark. So here's our first video. One day I hope to look back at this and totally laugh at how far we've come in making videos, but I wouldn't put money on it.

You can check out the Ben Strawn show, and see what;s still available by CLICKING HERE.

G1988 (Melrose)

Friday, June 17, 2011


Ben Strawn's stunning exhibit "Little Cloud Show" is now viewable, and available for purchase, online!

You can visit by CLICKING HERE.

G1988 (Melrose)

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Tonight at the Melrose gallery we open "Little Cloud Show," debuting over 20 new pieces from artist Ben Strawn. It's so hard to really get across how incredible Ben's work is, unless you see it in person. If you put each piece up to the light, they almost become totally different pieces. I really hope a lot of you can come see it in person by July 1. Ben gave us two more videos, letting you in on his tedious, and unique, process.

Hope to see you guys tonight for an incredible exhibit from Ben Strawn, and select pieces from Scribe's recent "Baggage & Freedom" exhibit, from 7-10 PM at the Melrose gallery. Come say hi to Ben. And me.

G1988 (Melrose)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More hot...

We were so stoked to have Marguerite Moreau, a.k.a. "Katie," stop by the Wet Hot American Summer anniversary show today at G1988: Venice. The fact that we are having our dream show for our favorite movie and all the stars of it are stopping by, emailing us or buying pieces is mind blowing!



Tuesday, June 14, 2011


CRAZY 4 CULT 5 - I'm Getting Too Old For This Sh*t! is on July 8th!!!! Our annual art show celebrating classic cult films is just around the corner!

Click the flyer for a closer look at artist names!

And this will also mark the release of our book with Titan Publishing, Crazy 4 Cult! We're so proud of the book, which highlights many pieces from the first 4 years of the show. The Sunday following CFC 5's opening reception, we have a book signing...

You won't want to miss getting the book signed by a ton of artists, many who will be in from out of town. You don't want to be that guy.

Obviously, more info soon on this annual exhibit!

G1988 (Melrose)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Strawn & Quarterly

We are so excited to be ushering in "Little Cloud Show" featuring over 20 new pieces from Arkansas native Ben Strawn. Strawn has been a favorite in past G1988 group shows like "Crazy 4 Cult," "The LOST Art Show" and "Vivsect Playset," and now we're happy to bring a more focused show to our walls. The show opens Thursday night, June 16th, and showcases Strawn's signature style, which involves his technique of creating lightboxes for every piece. Seeing his work on the Internet just isn't enough, and anyone who has seen his art in person would agree. Ben, and his family, made the long drive to Los Angeles, so they will be joining us for the reception!

Here's a preview of what's to come from Ben...

Stay tuned to the blog for more peeks into "Little Cloud Show." For those who plan on visiting the gallery, we will also be displaying selected works from the recent Scribe show "Baggage & Freedome," so double the pleasure, double the fun. All the works will be on display through July 1.

Lastly, here's some more coverage of the Wet Hot American Summer anniversary at G1988 (VENICE).

CLICK HERE to read.

G1988 (Melrose)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Hundreds Is Huge!

Thanks to our friends over at The Hundreds, who followed me for a very busy day and highlighted the successful E3 Alice show we housed last week. Check out the video they produced!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lo Truglio, Wain, and Marino

Here are a few more pics from last night's Wet Hot American Summer show. (Click on the images below to check out the available artwork).

Definitely one of the best nights ever!

Also - Ariel just told me that a lovely older lady, about the age of 80, came in to the gallery this morning and pointed out that Dave MacDowell's "Dick Cream" painting was her fav from the show. Classic.



Last night's Wet Hot American Summer 10th Anniversary Tribute Show was a DREAM COME TRUE. When we opened the gallery 7 years ago, Katie and I joked, that if we were still open in 2011 we'd have to have a show dedicated to our favorite movie, and we did! And to have David Wain, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Peter Salett and producers of the movie, in the house, and to have actors who have BECOME MAJOR STARS SINCE THAT MOVIE, purchase pieces from other states? I MEAN, that happened.

pic stolen from David Wain's Twitter (@DavidWain)

We'll have more pictures and videos soon from both our screening and the art show, but until then...

CLICK HERE for Huffington Post coverage.

AND CLICK HERE to purchase and view prints from the show.


Friday, June 10, 2011


You can purchase any of the Alice screenprints NOW by CLICKING HERE.

These should move fast, so should you.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


We have a private event tonight for American McGee's Alice, but you can see all the artwork online here...

The show opens to the public tomorrow night and there are so many great pieces (including our favorite Mr. Luke Chueh), definitely stop by if you're in the LA area!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

From Their End

Working with Tree House Brands, Spicy Horse and EA has been pretty incredible for this week's special E3 event for American McGee's Alice. When they asked us to curate the work from this show, they had thrown in that a few in-house artists would be contributing to the event. I had explained I'd have to see the work before it's added, and they promise me it would spectacular. I think they understated it.

Graphic designers and game designers from the companies have delivered incredible paintings, screenprints and giclees to the show, and I wanted to showcase a few here on the blog before Thursday's public reception that will run 7-10 PM.

This screenprint by Zeng Shuo, a concept artist for the game, is beautiful! Stunning. She is someone we'd love to work more with, that's for sure. She delivered another piece, this time a giclee print, that's equally as pretty.

And check out Ken Wong, another game designer from Spicy Horse, with his own giclee print, that is one of my favorites.

Again, this show ended up being so good, even the artists we knew nothing about are stellar.

Thursday night, 7-10 PM. See you then!

G1988 (Melrose)

More Wet Hot American Summer

Keith Stat by Aaron Jasinski. Definitely one of the best characters from the movie...