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Banksy Installs Two Stenciled Reindeer Next To Bench To Raise Homelessness Awareness

In the spirit of the holiday season, the mysterious Banksy stenciled a couple of white reindeer directly next to a bench in Birmingham, England, so it appeared like they were attached. The reindeer look like they’re ready to take flight and bring both the bench and the sleeping man along for the ride.

The artist stated that this installation was to bring awareness to the homelessness issue that has been growing around the area.

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Scott C.’s Legend of The Great Showdowns Opens At Gallery 1988 On March 6, 2020

It has been 5 years since the Great Showdowns have been collected into an exhibition. Now, the most requested show in Gallery 1998 history is returning in 2020. 

Scott C.’s Legend of the Great Showdowns opens on March 6 and will run through March 28. Please mark your calendars and prepare for this fun time.

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A Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Sells For $120,000 At Art Basel Miami

A banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at Miami’s Art Basel this week — it may be the most talked-about artwork at this year’s event. Two of the three editions have been sold, according to Perrotin, the contemporary art gallery behind the work. The last one is expected to go for $150,000.

The controversial piece, called “The Comedian,” was created by Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who had also entertained art lovers from around the globe in 2017 with his “America” 18-carat-gold toilet. However, the $6-million throne was stolen from England’s Blenheim Palace over the summer.

“Whether affixed to the wall of an art fair booth or displayed on the cover of the New York Post, his work forces us to question how value is placed on material goods,” he said. 

He added that “the spectacle is as much a part of the work as the banana.”

Some critics argue this piece is a perfect representation of what the art world has become with its gaping wealth inequalities. Others, however, chose not to go as deep and appreciate the simplicity of the art piece. 

The artist first came up with the idea a year ago. He “was thinking of a sculpture that was shaped like a banana,” according to a press statement from Perrotin.

“Every time he traveled, he brought a banana with him and hung it in his hotel room to find inspiration. He made several models: first in resin, then in bronze and in painted bronze (before) finally coming back to the initial idea of a real banana.”

The artist reported no clear instructions for buyers on whether the bananas start to decompose. The Miami Herald reported that owners can replace the banana, as needed.

Reprinted from CBS News – LINK

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Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Illustration Expected To Sell For Up To $1 Million Dollars

Bernie Wrightson’s original cover illustration for the Marvel Comics version of Frankenstein could set a new auction record at Profiles in History next week. The artwork is entitled “…I shall be with you on your wedding night,” and captures the chilling threat made by the monster to his creator in Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking 1818 horror novel. Wrightson’s illustration is expected to sell for up to $1 million, and has been described as “the finest fantasy ink drawing of the 20th century, if not of all time”. The work is the leading lot in a private collection of comic book art, which hits the block in Los Angeles on December 10 after being hidden away for decades.

Bernie Wrightson (1948 – 2017) was an acclaimed comic book artist renowned for his work on horror and suspense titles for both Marvel and D.C. Comics. Wrightson’s main claim to fame was his co-creation of the iconic D.C character Swamp Thing, but the undoubted masterpiece of his career was his 1983 comic book adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The incredible level of detail in the illustration has led experts to describe it as Wrightson’s own “Sistine Chapel” and the adaptation was a passion project for the artist, who described his work in 2008: “I’ve always had a thing for Frankenstein, and it was a labor of love. It was not an assignment, it was not a job. I would do the drawings in between paying gigs, when I had enough to be caught up with bills and groceries and what-not. I would take three days here, a week there, to work on the Frankenstein volume. It took about seven years.” The remarkable level of detail throughout the illustration is a testament to Wrightson’s skills, as he captures the intensity of the scene and the gothic atmosphere of Dr Frankenstein lab in all its glory.

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Mondo To Release Avengers: Endgame Print By Matt Taylor On December 3

Mondo is proud to celebrate the release of one of the biggest films of the year, Avengers: Endgame, with a brand new timed edition poster by “Mighty” Matt Taylor. 

Eleven years. Twenty-one films. Dozens of iconic characters and unbelievably awesome moments we never thought we’d see on the big screen. Avengers: Endgame is an emphatic and poignant, rollercoaster of a film that incredibly weaves together years of storytelling, characters, and even a bit of time travel thrown in for good measure. 

Matt has created a gorgeously detailed and dense celebration of these iconic characters, films, and moments that originally made us fall in love in the first place, and also like with the film, we couldn’t be more excited with the end result and can’t wait for folks to get this up on their walls. 

This poster will be available as a Timed Edition starting Tuesday, December 3 at NOON (CT) and running through Sunday, December 8 until 11:59PM (CT). In addition to the timed edition regular version, there will also be a limited edition variant colorway available.

Avengers: Endgame
By Matt Taylor
24″ x 36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Timed Edition
$60

Avengers: Endgame (Variant)
By Matt Taylor
24″ x 36″ Screenprinted Poster
Hand numbered
Edition of 325
$80

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Popeye Acryl-O-Graph By Derek Yaniger

POW! It’s Popeye the Sailor, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Sweet Pea and that mean ol’ Bluto in a skyscraper scuttle! Make your pals spinach green with envy for this this genuine 3D layered Acryl-O-Graph created by Derek Yaniger.

This collectible shadowbox art piece measures 12 1/2″ x 15″ x 3 1/2″ and comes ready to hang and features a genuine signed and numbered COA! Printed on acrylic and set in a high quality wood finished frame.

Limited to 500 pieces, order HERE for $275.

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A Colorfully Illustrated Map That Celebrates the Magic of Children’s Books With 50 Classic Titles

The creative people at Dorothy have released the “Children’s Book Map”, a very colorful print that celebrates the magic of children’s literature. This 50cm x70cm (19.6″x 27.5″) poster incorporates such iconic titles as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Harry Potter”, “Fantastic Mr Fox”, “If I Ran the Circus”, “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Anne of Green Gables”, “Black Beauty” and “Where the Wild Things Are” and features illustrations by Tracy Worrall.

Order HERE for $£25.00.

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Gallery 1988 Announces Pop Toppers Art Show By Blain Hefner Opening On November 15

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles announces their upcoming exhibit Pop Toppers (Christmas 2019) from Blain Hefner. Blain created the Die Hard tree topper awhile back and now we have learned that he was working on 17 more!

Some of the toppers are based on Christmas movies, some are not. There is a nice variety of genres represented in the show. They’ll all debut Friday, November 15th at Gallery 1988. Join them from 7-9 PM and start your Christmas shopping early!

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Dave Perillo And Ian Glaubinger’s Food Fight Art Show Opening At Spoke Art Gallery San Francisco On November 9

Spoke Art is excited to announce Food Fight, a tasty new collection of artwork by Dave Perillo and Ian Glaubinger. Individual prints, print sets, and affordable originals will be for sale! The show opens at Spoke Art’s San Francisco location on Saturday, November 9th from 6pm to 9pm and both artists will be in attendance. The event is free, all-ages, and open to the public! Food Fight will be on view November 9th through November 23rd.

  

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Galley 1988 Announces Jerrod Maruyama Solo Art Show, Cutesy Opening On October 25

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has announced Jerrod Maruyama’s solo art show. Cutesy will open later this month.

The artist describes the show:

“My work has always been labeled Cutesy. Sometimes that is meant as a compliment. Other times – like in college – not so much. But no matter what the reaction might be over the years, I continue to salute the cute. I respect its power and mass appeal. Cute is timeless. Cute is emotional. It cuts to the heart. It evokes a gut reaction. And isn’t that what we want from art?

This show is a celebration of all things cute. It is a random collection of inspiration, nostalgia and pop culture. Each image attempts to present its subject matter in the cutest way possible. As is the case with all my work, I want to get to the heart of the appeal of my subject. I never want to force-fit a topic into my style. I want to boil it down to its most basic elements. I don’t want to get in the way. I just want to present what we love about these characters and stories in their most concentrated state. That is what I hope to achieve with this show. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.”

The show opens Friday, October 25th and will run through November 9th.

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