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Monday, November 28, 2011

Devil's Town Is Approaching

We've entered the week of Daniel Danger's Devil Town exhibition here at G1988 (Melrose) and we're so excited. We obviously decided to focus heavily on pop culture art over the past few years, but we're never afraid to change things up a little - and we couldn't be happier to have Daniel as our leader into this brave new world. Opening this Friday, Dec. 2nd, with an opening reception from 7-10 PM, the line-up for Devil's Town is filled with names new to our gallery. We've seen a lot of the work from this show, themed around decayed small town imagery, and we're blown away. I figured I could bring you in a bit too, just to make sure you're as excited for Friday as we are.

Leah Giberson is brand new to G1988, but quick to join our favorites. She'll have two pieces in the show and this one is titled "Kentucky Fall." Raised by artists deep in the woods of New Hampshire, Leah's work is a perfect fit for Devil Town. Leah's pieces are considered "Mixed Media," but I'll let her words explain her interesting and intricate process:

"I start by photographing suburban and urban landscapes and then use these prints to begin my paintings. I work back into the prints with paint and sometimes embroidery thread to alter the setting and distill the essential elements of each image. The lines between the "fact" of photography image and the "fiction" of the paint are blurred at times, but not denied. I am not trying to hide the process, but rather, I am investigating where fact and fiction meet and how they influence and inform one another, creating a new and arguably truer story."

Dan MacAdam is new to G1988 as well, and will no doubt leave quite the impression. This 17-COLOR SCREENPRINT (!!!!!!) couldn't look more like a photo if it tried. I have stared at it for hours, trying to even understand how something this complicated exists and truthfully I've just given up. I love this piece so much.

G1988 favorite JC Richard returns with this stunning screeprint, "A Thousand Years Wide." JC has quickly become one of my favorite screenprint artists and the demand for his work has become so furious over the past few months. His Hudsucker Proxy inspired print from Crazy 4 Cult 5 will always be one of screenprints I hold closest to my heart (you know, for kids). I have a pretty good feeling this one won't be available long either.

So, mark it down. This Friday night, 7-10 PM at G1988 (Melrose). Stop by and say hello to Daniel, and many other artists from the show!

And remember, our 20% off sale continues through December. Just go to our Facebook page to get the check-out discount code and start saving.

G1988 (Melrose)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Annual Holiday Sale & New Print Releases!


Jeff Boyes
4 color screenprint
18 x 18 inches
numbered edition of 50

Eric Braddock
"The First Goonie"
giclee print on archival paper
16 x 20 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50

Drake Brodahl
"Fortress of Solitude"
giclee print on archival paper
10 x 20 inches
signed & numbered edition of 30

Sean Clarity
"While Ferris Was Banging Sloan"
giclee print on archival paper
19 x 13 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50

Leontine Greenberg
giclee print on archival paper
10 x 10 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50

Scott Scheidly
"Piranha Plant"
giclee print on archival paper
11 x 14 inches
signed & numbered edition of 30

Nathan Stapley
"18 Dads"
giclee print on archival paper
14 x 11 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50

Nathan Stapley
"Robotic Companions"
giclee print on archival paper
14 x 11 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50

Roland Tamayo
"Just Before"
giclee print on archival paper
14 x 11 inches
signed & numbered edition of 20

Casey Weldon
"Tiananmen Squared"
giclee print on archival paper
20 x 16 inches
signed & numbered edition of 30

Scott Belcastro
giclee print on archival paper
20 x 10 inches
signed & numbered edition of 30

Just in time for the holidays, these prints are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase here:


Go to our Facebook page to find the discount code and make sure to "like" us for info on future gallery sales and releases!

Gallery1988 Facebook Page:

* Sale excludes the following prints: Greg Simkins "8-Bit is Dead," Scott Campbell "The Open Road," Scott Campbell "Showdowns #8 Set," Scott Belcastro "Drive," Eric Braddock "The First Goonie," Drake Brodahl "Fortress of Solitude," Sean Clarity "While Ferris Was Banging Sloan," Leontine Greenberg "The Ferryman," Scott Scheidly "Piranha Plant," Nathan Stapley "18 Dads," Nathan Stapley "Robotic Companions," and Roland Tamayo "Just Before." Sale excludes prints from previously sold out or out of stock editions. Sale also excludes all Daniel Danger artwork and prints, as well as all artwork and prints from the following shows: Please Post Bills, Ghosts, Devil Town, and Casey Weldon solo show.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

More Black Friday Fun

We're releasing a TON of prints on Black Friday, so we figured we'd show off two more today before you sit down to eat bird.

Leontine Greenberg's recent Venice sold out show was a HUGE hit, we knew we had to release a print. So we went to our blog and Facebook and had the fans pick which print thdy would like to see produced from the show. And Ferry Man was the winner! One of my favorites from the show as well, now as a signed and numbered giclee print, will be available on Friday!

This time Scott Belcastro takes aim at everyone's favorite driver, making a great companion for the Boyes screenprint. The original of this was sold privately recently and ANYONE who came in the gallery and saw it, freaked out over it, so there will be a VERY limited run of these, first available on Friday.

Good luck, guys!

G1988 (Melrose)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hey kid, you want a toothpick?

One of the many prints we'll release this Friday to kick off the Holiday sale, Jeff Boyes's Drive-inspired screenprint is incredible. Limited to only 50, these things are going to fly (especially as all of our girlfriends/wives won't mind framing an image of Ryan Gosling on the wall). Figured we'd leak this one out - as we all standby for Black Friday and the release of a ton of new prints ready to be gifts this holiday season!

G1988 (Melrose)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Give Thanks For Black Friday

This Black Friday, November 25th, we've got a few things to be thankful for. First, our annual holiday sale begins! And to make things a little sweeter, we have a ton of amazing new prints being released, just in time for the holiday!

ALSO, we found a few more orphaned prints (Kevin Tong, Todd Slater, Ken Taylor, Scott Campbell, Max Dalton, Eric Tan, Olly Moss, etc) in the back. So on Black Friday, stop by our Melrose or Venice locations for prints you thought you'd never see for sale again.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving and stay tuned for G1988's Black Friday celebration.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Recently a great website, My Modern Met, featured the amazing DKNG Bill Murray Tribute Poster from our current show at G1988 (Melrose). Click the picture below to read the detailed article...

Soon after, we SOLD OUT.

Luckily for you though...

The print is back in stock. You can purchase the few prints we have left from the edition by clicking the link below -


Have a little piece of Bill on your wall and pick up this great DKNG print, while we still have them left.

We'll be talking again soon...get ready for Black Friday!

G1988 (Melrose)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Devil Comin' Round

I've always liked Daniel Danger. We've known each other for quite some time now and I've always considered him a friend. But it wasn't until about a year ago when we realized we shared a common interest that from that day on would make us some type of pop culture brothers. We are both insanely obsessed with Friday Night Lights the TV show. Obsessed in a sense that neither of want to admit the characters, or storylines, aren't real. When the show came to end recently, Daniel and I would text each other, while most likely crying in our houses in different states, knowing how important this show was to us, and how it probably always be. Clear eye, full heart, grown men tearing up about small town football life.

The one thing that Daniel I loved about Friday Night Lights, right behind the characters that we wished were our best friends, our linemen, was the backdrop of Dillon, Texas. The small Texas city where everything revolved around the Friday night high school football game was one of the stars of the shows. The sets created, and sometimes fabricated (they did film in Austin), told stories all on their own. Being from Los Angeles my whole life (I grew up in the suburb of Calabasas that had more yogurt shops than trees), it was really a culture shock that I loved. I envied small town life and loved the aesthetic. Daniel, who's toured to just about every small town in the US with his band (and while displaying his art to some extent) and lives in rural Massachusetts himself, obviously has a different history and feeling about these areas, but we connected the same way when it was portrayed on our favorite TV show. And that's where the idea from this show was born.

Daniel, who's work resides within deserted and desolate looks into nature, has curated a show that is very different for Gallery1988. "Devil Town," isn't inspired by Friday Night Lights (although NEVER FORGET), but Daniel explained like this the the artists we invited:

"I wanted to do something that was more about environment and atmosphere; rural and distant suburbs, dead farmlands, quiet and dark towns, lampposts, convenience stores, high school bleachers, teenage suburban escapism, abandoned industry, etc. Generally the opposite of more defined 'urban art' conventions."

We couldn't be more excited about this show. It's a definite change of pace for us and we welcome it with open arms. Daniel has unveiled one of his new prints for the show already and it's beautiful and a great representation of what the show is about...

And we're just as excited to announce the full line-up for this show...

Dan Black
Dan Lydersen
Daniel Danger
Daniel MacAdam
Hellen Jo
Ian Millard
Jacob Van Loon
James Naughton
JC Richard
Jeff Gillette
Josh Graham
Justin Santora
Justin Staller
Leah Giberson
Mike Doyle
Nate Duval
Nicholas Bohac
Scott Belcastro

We're going to be featuring a lot of these artists until the show opening on Dec 2nd, especially since so many are new names to G1988, but first we figured we'd hone in on 2.

First up is Mike Doyle. Daniel recently saw his work the same place I did: all over blogs. Mike makes UNREAL Victorian, decrepit Lego buildings that you would swear are a product of photoshop or some sort of black magic. Here's an example:

I can't believe he can do that. Mike will be participating in his ever first art show with "Devil Town," displaying and selling his signature photographs of these buildings. Look at these details:

And then there's Dan Lydersen. After his incredible painting in our LOST Underground Art Project and his recent beauty in the Video Game show at Venice, he is easily in my top ten artists we show. His detail is unparalleled and the little world he creates is so intriguing. This is one of his two pieces in "Devil Town," and it's a painted diptych. It's called "Front & Rear" and is beautiful. It captures the instructions of Daniel to a tee.

It goes without saying, this show is going to be stunning. Mark your calendars now, for after Thanksgiving (p.s. while you're in the calendar, our annual sale is right around the corner) as "Devil Town" will open December 2nd, 7-10 PM at G1988 (Melrose).

G1988 (Melrose)

Monday, November 14, 2011


A very different show for G1988, curated by Daniel Danger, and we couldn't be more excited for this one. If there's one feeling we love to have around the holidays, it's desolate urban decay.

Oh, and this for when it's 2012...

G1988 (Melrose)

Sunnier Times

Were happy to announce we have a few more copies of Doug LaRocca's wildly popular "Suntory Times!" screenprint now available in our webstore. Once sold out, you can now purchase the few we have left, by clicking here - http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/douglarocca_suntorytime

3 color hand pulled screenprint
16 x 11 inches
signed and numbered limited edition of 35



The 8th set of Scott Campbell's Great Showdowns! These won't be around long, like past sets, so act fast.

Scott Campbell
giclee prints on archival paper (set of 5 prints)
4.75 x 4.75 inches (each print)
signed & numbered edition of 100


G1988 (Melrose)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Scott C Book Signing Today!!

Scott C book signing and print release today at 2PM at Gallery1988 Venice! Don't miss it!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ghosts artwork now online!

Check out the amazing new show from Olly Moss, Rexbox (above), Scott C and Jon Klassen - now online -




Our friends from Electric Playground stopped by the Bill Murray opening and brought the Bill!

G1988 (Melrose)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Olly Moss Sneak Peek

Ok, we can't wait until tomorrow to show you Olly's sneak peek. Here are a few close-ups of his postcard image...

As far as previews go, this is the only image Olly is going share before the show opens. So you'll have to come to the show on Thursday to see the rest! Stay tuned for Jon Klassen's preview tomorrow...

"Ghosts" Sneak Peek #1

We wanted to continue the Bill Murray spirit, so I have a couple Ghostbusters themed sneak peeks from our new Venice show. That's right, these pieces are from our upcoming Venice show! The show is inspired by Ghosts, so Ghostbusters of course is a natural fit! Here are two new pieces from Rexbox and Scott C. Stay tuned for Olly Moss and Jon Klassen sneak peeks tomorrow!

Rexbox "Don't Cross The Streams"

Scott C "Clay on Wheels Series: Ghostbusters"

Don't forget, the show opens this Thursday, Nov. 10th at Gallery1988 Venice from 7-10pm!

Please note - Unfortunately, we will not have a preview for this show. The artwork will first be available in-store at the opening reception on Nov. 10th, and then online beginning Nov. 11th.

Friday, November 4, 2011


We are so happy to announce the results of the Scott C Showdowns poll from last week! The top 5 winners make up the new "Showdowns Set #8" and the winners are:

The Professional
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
The Neverending Story
The Labyrinth
Kill Bill

Thanks to everyone who voted! You made an amazing set!

And now fnr the RELEASE DETAILS...

Scott C is one of the featured artists in our new Ghosts show opening next week, BUT the Showdowns Set #8 will not be released at the new show. The set will be released at Scott's book signing on Nov. 12th at Gallery1988 Venice. The sets will be available in-store on Nov. 12th starting at 2pm, and then after the book signing ends, they will be available on our website later that afternoon.

So you will have to wait a few days before these new sets are available for purchase, BUT this coming Monday, Nov. 7th we will be releasing a print of Scott's Crazy 4 Cult 5 painting inspired by Easy Rider!

"The Open Road"
giclee print on archival paper
12 x 12 inches
signed & numbered edition of 50
available this coming Monday, Nov.7th!

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