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Monday, August 27, 2012

ART: Supergirl by SquirrelShaver

Mike DeBalfo

UPDATED: Two New Shows Opening at Gallery 1988 Locations

This Thursday night, August 30th, from 7-10 PM at our Melrose location, we open "Kings, Queens & Prince," a brand new solo show from G1988 favorite Nathan Stapley. Nathan's most recent piece with Gallery1988, was his stand-out painting at the Avengers Assemble exhibit, and he's been working on this new body of work ever since. Nathan will unveil 20 new pieces and judging by the show's title and showcard, you might now what to expect. Nathan will be in attendance for the opening reception, and the 
exhibition will run through September 15th.

Brad Hill

Joey Spiotto
Anthony Petrie

Glen Brogan

State of Shock Studios (Darin Shock)

Breaking Bad/G1988 AMC spot

Check out this incredible TV spot created by AMC, chronicling the show's private reception for our recent Breaking Bad Art Show. We are so honored to have been part of this project, and so thankful for our buyers' response. Thanks again to everyone involved!

Friday, August 24, 2012

'Star Wars: Detours' Clips from Lucasfilm and 'Robot Chicken' Creators

"Star Wars Detours" is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. Instead, "Star Wars Detours" focuses on the universe’s regular folks and their everyday problems… which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith.

Welcome to "Star Wars: Detours": the other side of the stars, between the wars.

(Source: Lucasfilm, Ltd)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Aquaman 'Robot Chicken' Variant Cover

On the heals of Adult Swim's 'Robot Chicken' announcement of a DC Comics Special coming on September 9th, DC has released image of a special Aquaman #12 variant cover (Available August 29).

 "This is the last thing I ever thought we'd put on an Aquaman cover because it's such a bizarre collision of worlds but I think it's one of the best covers we've ever done...I just love the look on Superman's face!" says DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns, who writes the monthly comic and worked closely with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich on the special. (Johns also wrote for Robot Chicken during Season 4.) "Aquaman will play a pretty big role in the show," promises Johns. "In fact, the title could just as easily be How Aquaman Got His Groove Back!"
There is no actual Robot Chicken content inside Aquaman No. 12. "Our plot is deadly serious," notes Johns. "It's part 2 of our story 'The Others,' where we find out Aquaman belonged to an entirely different team of heroes before he joined Justice League. Now someone is picking off his old partners, one by one, and it all ties into his archenemy Black Manta. The story reveals a much darker side of Aquaman and what Atlantis was really all about." (TVGuide)
 The special features the voices of Megan Fox , Alfred Molina , Paul ReubensNathan Fillion  and Neil Patrick Harris.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

History of Batman according to Stephanie Brown

from hellocookie:
 I absolutely LOVE this History of Batman according to Stephanie Brown from Issue 15 of Bryan Q. Miller’s run on Batgirl. SO GREAT.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Batman Theme - The Metal Version

Tim Burton's 1989 'Batman' film featured the great work from Danny Elfman for it's theme music. It was so well received that it was also used in 'Batman: The Animated Series'. If you ever wondered, or not, how it would sound with a little more kick wonder no more. Composer/guitarist, Mat Graham, has taken the theme and added a jamming guitar riff to spice it up. Enjoy.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Batman: Puppet Master (Video)

"Someone's been letting inmates out of Arkham Asylum...

In the months following the death of Harvey Dent, Batman, still a wanted fugitive, is pushed to his limits as a new crime wave hits Gotham. Batman's search to find who's responsible leads him to a showdown with the masochistic serial killer Victor Zsasz.

Meanwhile Gotham's newest crime boss, a mysterious figure known as Scarface, has an meeting with Edward Nigma, an FBI agent, sworn to bring down Batman at all costs."

For inquiries, email [email protected]

Finally! Dwight Howard Traded to the Lakers

After months of speculation, rumors and every trade scenario ever imagined Dwight Howard was finally traded to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Orlando Magic. Yesterday, Yahoo Sports reported that a 4-team deal was in the works that would bring Howard to the Lakers. Besides the Lakers and Magic the other teams involved included Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets. Unlike countless other reports over the last several months this report had more weight than others and negotiations were moving fast. Here are some of the details:

  • Lakers get Howard, Chris Duhon, and Earl Clark from Orlando.
  • Magic get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington from Denver, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga from Los Angeles Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless from Philadelphia, three first-round picks and a second-round pick.
  • Nuggets get Andre Iguodala from Phildelphia.
  • 76ers get Andrew Bynum from the Los Angeles and Jason Richardson from Orlando. 

The Lakers landing Howard always made the most sense but inexplicably Howard had his heart set on going to the Brooklyn Nets. When Orlando's attempts to make a deal with Brooklyn fell apart there were few options without involving multiple teams to trade the necessary draft picks the Magic so coveted. Other separate scenarios over the last few months involved the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Clippers. Now the Lakers have traded the league's #2 center for the #1 center. 

Andrew Bynum became an All-Star last year and was finally able to complete the season healthy, albeit in a lockout shortened season. The talented but inconsistent center suffered more from lack of effort than actual ability. He was offensively gifted with great footwork around the basket but not consistent on the defensive end. The upgrade with Howard at center is substantial because of his athletic prowess and genuine Defensive Player of the Year credentials. Bynum will improve the 76ers and give them an inside presence and size they sorely lacked. They also get Richardson to replace the departing Iguodala. 

The Nuggets probably improve slightly with the addition of Iguodala but not much. The most curious is the Magic's haul. They get a bunch of competent middling talent but nothing that is going to intimidate the rest of the Eastern Conference. They sought draft picks and got them but those have to be cashed in next year. So the gamble is quite high for the Magic and a source of frustration to fans after shipping off their best player. 

The winners in all this are the Lakers of course. They have been working on acquiring Howard for a long time. The consistent and charismatic superstar center that they've always found a way to bring in and anchor a championship run for years. Howard doesn't intend to sign an extension and will test free agency after the season with the Lakers. Lakers will probably offer the moon to keep him but I find it hard to imagine that after a year playing alongside Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Pau Gasol that he would go elsewhere. Howard can be indecisive as evidenced by this "Dwightmare" that just mercifully ended with him changing his mind about what team he would go to. The pick-and-rolls with Nash delivering the ball as he has so well for so long, Gasol shooting short range jumpers and Metta being Metta make the Lakers more talented because of Howard's presence. And what of Bryant? Kobe can now comfortably settle in at his position and not have to dominate the ball as much and work as facilitator as he has before. Nash can orchestrate the offense and Howard can protect the middle on defense. According to Kobe's Facebook page he is excited to see Superman on board. 

"Well, it looks like Superman has found a home. I wish nothing but the best for Big Bynum. I hope he follows what was a great season last year with an even better one next year. I know LA is excited about the deal and rightfully so. The Lakers landed a piece that will hopefully carry the franchise long after I'm gone. I have spoken to Dwight Howard already and we are locked and loaded to bring back the title. Wow, what a summer Jimmy and Mitch have had so far. Unreal! I'm focused on our semifinal game vs Argentina but I had to pause for a few to send you my thoughts, in case you were curious.."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bane vs. Cable Guys

He wants Bruce Wayne to witness the destruction of Gotham on live television, but can he get live television installed in time?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ART: 'Sexy Disney Princesses and Heroines' by Biaani

If you ever wondered what your wife's Victoria's Secret catalog would look like filled with Disney Princesses (weirdo) then these beautiful illustrations by Mexican artist, Biaani (~retipuj-rules) will satiate you. A cleverly designed gallery of classic and newer Princesses wearing sexy lingerie. For the Princes in their lives it certainly is a happy ending.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Disney Parks Unveils New Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portraits

Today we’re excited to share two new images by Annie Leibovitz from our ongoing Disney Dream Portrait series. All the portraits feature well-known celebrities transformed into the roles of famous Disney characters, and now, in a first for the series, we’re featuring characters who originated in our parks!
But first, Russell Brand stars as Peter Pan’s arch nemesis, Captain Hook, narrowly escaping the jaws of the hungry crocodile who has chased him for years. The caption reads, “Where every moment leaves you hungry for more.” Looking at this one, can’t you almost hear the “tick-tock?”

“There’s a little matter I forgot to mention…beware of hitchhiking ghosts!”
From the Haunted Mansion attraction, Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel star as Phineas, Ezra and Gus, better known to millions around the world as the Hitchhiking Ghosts. The caption reads, “Where you can go on the ride of your afterlife.” If you’re not careful, one of them may follow you home!

The three latest Disney Dream Portraits are the first new images in the series since 2009, and for the first time we’ve included a couple of the most wicked Disney villains ever!
I told you yesterday we were getting ready for something wild. I suppose you now know I actually meant “something Wilde!” There were so many great comments posted here on the Disney Parks Blog, Facebook andTwitter yesterday – congratulations to Alyssa and Shari for being among the first to correctly identify our celebrity, and what she is doing!
As the Evil Queen, Olivia Wilde joins Alec Baldwin as the spirit of the magic mirror from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” In the dark depths of her lair, the Queen has summoned the mirror’s spirit through wind and darkness to reveal the identity of a lovelier maid than she. The caption reads, “Where magic speaks, even when you’re not the fairest of them all.”

Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges appear as Belle and the transformed prince, recalling the final scene from “Beauty and the Beast.” The celebratory moment is captioned, “Where a moment of beauty lasts forever.”

Finally, coming ashore as Ursula from “The Little Mermaid” is none other than Queen Latifah. The caption reads, “Where memories take hold and never let go.”

(Source: Disney Parks Blog)

THE DARK KNIGHT RAGES (Batman Plays Video Games) Spoof by CraveOnline

Robin invites Batman to play some video games. It does not end well.

For more hilarious videos check out CraveOnline-


Adam Limbert

Our annual cult movie art show, Crazy 4 Cult, is heading to New York! For the first time in 8 years, Gallery1988 will hold an exhibition in New York at a pop-up gallery for one month.  The show opens on Thursday, August 9th from 6-9pm, and will run through September 1st.  Don't miss this very special occasion, which is also turing out to be the strongest Crazy 4 Cult ever, featuring over 200 artists!!

Gallery1988 NY Pop-Up Store
64 Gansevoort St
New York, NY 10014

David Soames

Graham Erwin

Kiersten Essenpreis 

Monkey Ink Design

Rhys Cooper

Ruel Pascual 

Stanley Chow

Tom Whalen



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