Since the time of Andy Warhol, modern art has increasingly focused on popular culture. Gallery 1988 is a relatively new art gallery that deals specifically with 80s inspired pop culture art–and check out their new exhibit, which features art based on the big films of 30 years ago, 1986. Lots of Aliens, The Fly, Labyrinth and Stand By Me, reimagined as you’ve never seen them! I remember when these films came out, so it’s odd to see them enshrined in art in this way. Thanks to the FireWire Blog for bringing this to us.
Tonight (March 25, 2016) Gallery 1988 (West) will open their newest group show, featuring almost 200 pieces! The exhibit, “30 Years Later,” will feature artwork tributing movies from 1986. Films like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, Stand By Me, Top Gun, Little Shop of Horrors, Labyrinth, Three Amigos and other classics will all be represented in paintings, prints and sculptures. Gallery 1988 favorites will adorn the walls, alongside some new names to the venue showing for the first time. The opening reception, running from 7-10 PM, will be your first opportunity to purchase artwork, but the pieces will be online Saturday afternoon at gallery1988.com. This show will be on display through April 9th.