Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our clothing line!

This morning we announced that Gallery1988 has been given our own clothing line, GK:1988, a division within the brand Glamour Kills. It's all pretty exciting and going to be great exposure for the Gallery and our favorite artists! The first collection will feature designs from Greg "Craola" Simkins, Alex Pardee, Lora Zombie, Brandi Milne, Ken Garduno and Jordan Buckley. But enough of that, read the entire announcement at the new blog for GK:1988,


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Strawn Out

We're readying "With Ease," with art from Roland Tamayo and Ben Strawn, here in the Melrose location (opens this Thursday) and we can't stop staring at Ben Strawn's work that was just delivered. It's not easy to find an emerging artist who is doing something NO ONE else is doing, but Strawn is that guy. The layers and multi-dimensional aspects to his work is breath taking. Here's your sneak peek...

These have to be seen in person. That's all.


HUGE Dan McCarthy Show

We're in the midst of setting up the Dan McCarthy solo show in SF and it's turned out to be one of the biggest solo shows we've ever had. Dan produced a huge collection of new pieces! Here are a few early previews of some new McCarthy originals...

"The Gloaming #3"
acrylic on board

"Snow Day #2"
acrylic on board

"Harvest Moon"
acrylic on board

The paintings are stunning and so finely detailed. Dan put a ton of work into this show. It's really incredible. He also created a time lapse series of customized screenprints (one for each hour of the day, so there are 24 total). This is definitely a show you can't miss. The opening is this Friday, October 1st from 7-10pm at Gallery1988 San Francisco.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The final video

Big shouts to the Autumn Society, who released the final video for the 3G show today. Pretty amazing stuff in this, I suggest watching it.

3G Show Premiere Video from The Autumn Society on Vimeo.

My favorite part, that I didn't realize before the video, is that Ernie Hudson also drove home, back to the valley, in the Ecto-1. Can you imagine, just driving home on the freeway, and being shocked to see the Ecto-1 on the 101? BUT THEN YOU SEE ERNIE HUDSON IS SITTING SHOTGUN? I would just drive into the median on purpose.


Tonight in Los Angeles! Vinyl Frontier Screening

If you're in LA tonight, and into vinyl toys (if you read this blog, I'm pretty sure I'm talking to you), then swing by Kevin Smith's SModcastle (Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood) and screen "The Vinyl Frontier." It's a documentary that explores the world of boutique vinyl toys and features some of your G1988 favs like Luke Chueh, Bwana Spoons and Tristan Eaton. It will run tonight, Friday September 24th at 7 PM and tickets are $10. There will be a special Q&A after the film with artists Luke Chueh, Dave Bondi and many more. You can purchase tickets by CLICKING HERE.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Venice 2011

There are some rumors floating around that there's going to be a G1988 Venice, CA and we're now confirming that these rumors are indeed true. Yep, that's right! G1988 Venice opening early 2011, right on the Venice/Santa Monica border! Stay tuned for more details...

Dan McCarthy Back in SF

Coming up next at G1988SF is a solo show with Massachusetts artist Dan McCarthy. Last time we worked with Dan was in a 2-man show with Daniel Danger in 2009, and we're so excited to have him back in a featured show. Dan will have new originals as well as limited editions available. Stay tuned for sneak peeks as the show approaches.

Dan McCarthy solo exhibit
"The World We Live In"
Opening Friday, October 1st

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Elec Playgrizzle

Here's our friends at Electric Playground's feature on the current "3G" show:


Friday, September 17, 2010


Look who's on the cover of the new Juxtapoz! Yup, it's Greg "Craola" Simkins. You guys have to pick this up and read the article, at least to read the announcement that Greg will have his next solo with us in November 2010 and will be curating his first show ever at G1988:LA in March 2011 called "Inle," with a line-up that you won't believe!

Congrats to Greg and Jenn Simkins (and Isaac). If we could only go back in time to the day we met, so I can tell you you'd be on the cover of Juxtapoz. I can hear the "NO WAY!" from here.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Prints Released!

We have four new prints for sale...

Kiersten Essenpreis
"Skeletor Gets a Root Canal"
giclee print on archival paper
12 x 12 inches
limited edition of 50
signed and numbered

Kiersten Essenpreis
"Trimming the Bowl Cut"
giclee print on archival paper
12 x 12 inches
limited edition of 50
signed and numbered

Michael Steele
"Where we're going, we don't need roads."
giclee print on archival paper
14 x 14 inches
limited edition of 35
numbered, unsigned

David Soames
"The Ultimate Combo"
5 color screenprint
18 x 24 inches
limited edition of 100
signed and numbered

These prints are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on our website:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I couldn't be more excited for the upcoming exhibit here in Los Angeles on September 30th featuring two of my favorite artists, Roland Tamayo and Ben Strawn. As you can see by the two peaks at new pieces on the evite - we're in for a great show.

More on this soon...


Friday, September 10, 2010


Jeremy Brautman ( at Neon Monster sent us an awesome write-up of our Crazy 4 Cult show. Thanks, Jeremy!! Check out the post here...

It's a really fun show, so if you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, definitely stop by before Sept. 24th when the show comes down. If you don't live in SF you can see all the work online here:

Also, a GREAT piece by WuzOne arrived today (a little late), but we're happy it got here safely...

WuzOne "Batman Possessed"

Great addition to the show!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


3G Show Premiere Teaser from The Autumn Society on Vimeo.

Pretty freaking epic.

More to come from our friends at Autumn Society.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Going, Going, Gone

The "3G" opening reception came and went, with a HUGE crowd, Ernie Hudson (from Ghostbusters), a replica of the Delorean from Back To The Future and Ecto-1. It was a MADHOUSE and an incredible show, curated by the Autumn Society. I'm sure after Labor Day we'll start seeing some fun pictures online, but in the meanwhile here are some from my Twitter account (@JensenClan88).

Me and the man himself. His is afraid of no ghosts. But slightly afraid of the hand that rocks the cradle.

By far the cutest thing I saw all night.

A pleasant surprise, the BTTF Delorean made a pit stop at G1988.

ECTO-1, yall.

And now you can buy the PRINTS from "3G" online by CLICKING HERE.

And you can buy originals by CLICKING HERE.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cult Customs!!!

(Jeremiah Ketner "The Professional" (Front View)

(Jeremiah Ketner "The Professional" (Back View)

Two amazing shows in two days. It's been a little overwhelming this week, but well worth it. I'm sorry I missed the 3G Show at the Los Angeles gallery, but we were busy setting up the Cult Customs show in San Francisco, which looks like it's going to become an annual show! The available work is up on the website, so you can check it out here...

Happy Labor Day weekend!

G1988 SF

Friday, September 3, 2010

Geeeeeeez soooooon

It's officially Friday and that marks the opening reception for "3G" - Gallery1988:LA's newest exhibit. This time we partnered with Philadelphia artist collective The Autumn Society, and each artist in the show had to do one piece each, inspired by the movies Ghostbusters, Gremlins and Goonies (respectively - and respectfully). Basically, it's insane.

Some of the best pieces in the show prints, that have editions of less than 20. Since we won't be pre-selling any of the prints, and the phone calls and emails have become uncountable, we're telling you once again, the line for the show starts at 5 PM. Just make room for the Ecto-1, cause that's coming. And so is a Ghostbuster. Rumors of a Goonie, and a certain Gremlins director, have been whispered, but we'll have to see, won't we.

Thanks to our friends at Thrillist, for really hyping the show up o their front page and daily email. You can read the article by CLICKING HERE.

Gonna be a lot of fun, so don't miss out, Friday night, 7-10 PM. 3G!!!!