Gallery 1988 Announces Bust’d, A Tom Whalen Art Show Opening On October 3, 2014

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Gallery 1988 has announced a new Tom Whalen art show, Bust’d opening on October 3, 2014 at 7PM.

Here is how Tom describes the show:

“Back in 2004, as a time-killer between day-job projects, I created a series of notecard-sized pop culture busts. taking inspiration from comics, films, and TV, I took them to Cons and sat them beside the ‘zine my buddies and I were dutifully publishing. The busts quickly became my calling card and over the years, folks would visit my table to see what new characters I had illustrated.

Flash forward to 2013. when Gallery 1988 offered me a solo show, I realized that it had been almost ten years since I started to create those original pieces. I saw the opportunity to create a fresh new series of busts that reflect my current style and serve as a throwback to my early work.

All pieces will be 8″x8″ screenprints with low editions. there will be 1/1 metal editions available for some of the characters as well as the original sketches I used to create the prints. I’ll also be bringing a few original pieces that I’m finishing as I speak.

So proud to finally start showing these guys off. Hope to see you at the opening Friday night.”

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