Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2nd Paleyfest poster!!

As we approach Friday night's kick off PaleyFest event for American Horror Story and Daniel Danger's corresponding screenprint...

(Daniel posted a better picture of his print, so we stole it)

...we also have a second event just the next night for the cult sitcom, Community, on March 3rd. We're happy to reveal the second poster in the 2012 PaleyFest series, this one by artist, Joshua Budich.

Some reminders and updates: we will be at the events selling them in the lobby of the Saban Theater.

Each is an edition of 300 in total, and the sizes vary. They are all $35 each and numbered. Last year, the PaleyFest people were very nice and let people without tickets come in once the event had started just to purchase prints, but that I can't guarantee yet. BUT, any prints left over from the event, will be put on the website the next day at The in-store Groupon that was available a few months back will not be valid for these posters, as it's not in-store. That should be it, right?

You can buy tickets to the American Horror Story PaleyFest Honors here -

You can buy tickets to the Community PaleyFest Honors here -

See you there!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

1st PaleyFest Poster!

And just like that it begins! We're so happy to be back at PaleyFest this year, selling brand new screenprints to honor some of your favorite shows.

First up, is the opening night extravaganza for American Horror Story. This poster by Daniel Danger is stunning. We'll get you more details about it as the event on March 2nd creeps up, but here's your first look.

You can still buy tickets for the AHS night by CLICKING HERE. Also, if we have any prints left after the event, we will be putting them online for purchase on the 3rd at our website.

...and to think we have 6 MORE!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Menagerie of N.C. Winters

Coming up next at our Venice location, is a solo show with artist N.C. Winters, and the artwork is INSANE. This show is going to be incredible. If you want to see some of the most beautiful and powerful depictions of your favorite childhood characters (TMNT, Mario, Sloth, Gizmo...) this is definitely the show for you. The work we've seen so far is stunning. N.C. will have a bunch of new paintings available at the show, as well as several new prints...

The show opens Saturday, March 10th at Gallery1988 Venice. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks as the show gets closer. And in the meantime, you can see additional sneak previews of the work on N.C.'s tumblr:

See you March 10th!
G1988 Venice


We had heard rumblings that [adult swim] ran a bumper advertising out art show a few weeks back, while it was still displayed at our Melrose location, and now we have evidence! Thanks to everyone who made this, and the art show, happen!



We are so happy to be back at PaleyFest this year, as the organization asked us once again to create limited edition screenprints for the event. For those who weren't around last year, every year the Paley Center For Media here in Los Angeles produces almost two weeks of events, where your favorite TV show casts and crews get together to talk about the show and sometimes even premiere new episodes. Last year we commissioned artists to create posters and it was a huge hit. You can see all of last year's poster by CLICKING HERE.

This year we will be at 7 different events, selling the posters at the event in the lobby of the Saban Theater in Los Angeles. Last year, they let people walk in to buy a poster if you were super nice, and waited for the chaos of entrance to calm down. Here are those dates and the corresponding artist line-up:

March 2nd: American Horror Story by Daniel Danger
March 3rd: Community by Joshua Budich
March 6th: The Office by Jason Edmiston
March 7th: Sons of Anarchy by Phantom City Creative
March 10th: The Vampire Diaries by Jessica Deahl
March 13th: Mad Men by Jay Shaw
March 14th: Modern Family by Jeff Boyes

You can buy tickets still for these events, and check out the entire line-up, by CLICKING HERE. They also offer packages of different nights combined.

These posters are incredible and we can't wait to show you guys. These artists really stepped it up. Check out this blog as the dates get closer for your first looks!


Friday, February 17, 2012


We couldn't be more excited to be working with Weird Al, who's been really hands-on with the curation and production of his career retrospective print set. Over the next week, we'll let you know what song/album each of these artists are doing for the set - cause that will blow your mind. And we're giddy just knowing Al will be in the house as our host on March 9th at the opening reception at G1988 (Melrose).

But even beyond that, it's that time again! Is This Thing On? 2: The Weird Year will once again have 100 artists create pieces inspired by their favorite funny people. Last year's show was one of our most popular, and from what we've seen so far - 2012 will not disappoint. Next week we will announce the artist line-up as well and we'll be debuting pieces again through our promotional partners at, so stayed tuned and we'll link you up.

Dare to be stupid.

G1988 (Melrose)


The Matt Owen print from last night's Jason Reitman Live Read of Reservoir Dogs is now available online and we have a little under 20 left!!! The surprises were quite amazing. Besides Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrance Howard and Chi McBride, the cast was rounded out with Common, Lawrence Fishburne and Patton Oswalt. These Reads have just been getting better and better. AND JUST YOU WAIT UNTIL NEXT MONTH, the last Read in the series...OH MAN.



Thursday, February 16, 2012


Just a reminder that tonight, we'll be back at Jason Reitman's LACMA Live Read event, selling the newest poster from the series from artist Matt Owen. If you don't know, Jason has decided to cast an all-black group of actors to read the shooting script of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and, just like his past readings, it's going to be one for the ages.

The prints are 16x20 inches, limited and numbered in an edition of 100, and $30.

We will be there are 6:15, selling the posters before and after. This event is sold out, but a stand-by line will start at 6 PM. You DO NOT have to have a ticket to purchase one of the prints, so stop by and say hello.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Footage from Multiplayer x2

Multiplayer x2 @ Gallery 1988 from Gallery1988 on Vimeo.


NEXT MONTH AT G1988 (Melrose)....BIG TEASE

Is This Thing On? 2: The Weird Year
March 9th - March 31st, 2012
7-10 PM, opening reception
100 artists depict their favorite comedians once again, in conjunction with FunnyOrDie



Thursday, February 9, 2012


Curating the posters for film director Jason Reitman's LACMA Live Read series here in Los Angeles has easily been one of the coolest things we've done here at G1988. Watching Paul Rudd read the dialogue of Westley from Princess Bride or Kate Hudson reprise the role her mother originated in Shampoo has been truly insane. For each event, Jason asked us to create the night's poster, and we've jumped at the chance, employing artist Matt Owen for the job.

When Jason told us the concept for the his second to last reading, taking place next week at LACMA (it's sold out, so we're sorry for even talking about it), we couldn't believe our ears. As exclusively reported by Entertainment Weekly today, Jason will be casting a group of actors to read the script of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs in front of a packed house. One catch though...the cast will be all black. Already announced, Terrence Howard (Mr. Blonde), Anthony Mackie (Mr. Pink), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Mr. Orange) and Anthony Anderson (Nice Guy Eddie made famous by Chris Penn). ARGH!!!! MIND BLOWN!!!! Obviously, the film's main character Mr. White (played by Harvey Keitel) hasn't been announced yet, but we all have theories.

Here's Matt Owen's Live Read exclusive print -

We will be at the event, in the courtyard of LACMA, the night of the event (Feb. 16th), selling physical copies. YOU DO NOT need a ticket to get a poster. There will also be a stand-by line, but we'll remind you next week.

While talking about Matt Owen, he will have three online exclusive prints for Multiplayer x2 that we LOVE.

That one is called In N Out, and I dare you not to giggle.

And these are a set of "Mario Bricks," but you can also buy them individually.

These editions will be small, and again only available online, so be on the lookout.

We open Multiplayer x2 tomorrow, hope to see you at G1988 Melrose for the opening reception!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012



This Friday. 7-10 PM. G1988 (Melrose). Put your quarters up for "Multiplayer x2"

Ibraheem Youssef, screenprint.

Todd Slater, screenprint.

Alan Hynes, screenprint.

oh, and Rhys Cooper, screenprint. This is one of the best screenprints I've ever seen in person (and totally glowing the dark)

Come on through, this Friday night at G1988 (Melrose), 7-10 PM. We'll be here with the high score.


Monday, February 6, 2012


We released a few prints today, as we get ready for Multiplayer x2 at G1988 (Melrose), opening this coming Friday. Look for a preview of that show, here on the blog, soon. In the meanwhile, check out these beauties we just put on our website.

Jonathan Bergeron
giclee print on fine art paper
14 x 11 inches
signed & numbered edition of 30
CLICK HERE to purchase.

Rich Pellegrino
giclee print
13 x 9 1/2 inches
signed, open edition


CLICK HERE to purchase.

Rich Pellegrino
giclee print
13 x 9 1/2 inches
signed, open edition

CLICK HERE to purchase.

AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT our Valentine's Day special print from Ruel Pascual, "Love Hurts"...

CLICK HERE to purchase.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kurt Halsey Opens TOMORROW NIGHT!

Don't miss Kurt Halsey's very last show, which opens tomorrow night at Gallery1988 Venice! The show looks amazing, and you definitely want to check out Kurt's new work before it's gone forever. (We were expecting Kurt to attend the opening reception, but unfortunately he will not be able to travel from Portland to make the event).

Opening TOMORROW NIGHT, Friday, February 3rd from 7-10pm

Gallery1988 Venice
214 Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(424) 238-5988

In the meantime, here are some sneak peeks...

"Uncharted territory"

"Vine and vow"

"Like waves"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love Hurts - Just in Time for Valentine's Day

We have a new print release today by Ruel Pascual. "Love Hurts" was one of our favorites from our recent Garbage Pail Kids show at our Melrose location.

Ruel Pascual
"Love Hurts"
giclee print on fine art paper
11 x 14 inches
signed & numbered edition of 30

These prints are NOW AVAILABLE just in time for Valentine's Day: