G1988 presents “How The West Was Pun”, Hanksy’s First West Coast Art Show Opening On May 24th


Gallery1988 (West) will open the highly anticipated West Coast debut from NYC street artist Hanksy, “How The West Was Pun,” this Friday night from 7-10 PM. The artist has had two consecutive sell-out shows, and now he brings his satirical pieces of celebrity pun worship to Los Angeles.

The show will include original paintings, giclee prints, his first screenprints, wall murals and toilet seats. Hanksy’s work has been featured on The Huffington Post, E! News, Gawker, The Daily What and hundreds of other media outlets.

In addition to the purchasable limited edition artwork, the first 25 people in line will get a free customized VHS tape of a Tom Hanks classic film straight from the collection of Hanksy.


As he’s moved beyond just re-appropriating images of Tom Hanks in Banksy’s style, he’s now taken on the full scope of pop culture and we can’t wait to unveil his new body of work at G1988.


Join Gallery1988, and possibly the artist, on Friday night, May 24th, from 7-10 PM at G1988 (West) for an opening reception to kick off the exhibit. This show will run through June 15 and may or may not include a gigantic inflatable rat that resembles Tom Hanks.

Learn more about this show & Gallery1988 at gallery1988.com and by following the gallery on Twitter, @galleries1988.

You can view and purchase art from this show HERE.


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Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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