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Gallery 1988 Announce The Next In Their ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversay Online Releases, “They’re Here To Save The World” By Joshua Budich

Ever since Gallery 1988 announced back in January that they would be doing a Ghostbusters touring gallery celebrating the movies 30th anniversary, we have been excited to see each and every piece produced for the shows. The tour kicked off in New York on April the 19th before moving to L.A on May the 17th and opens in Chicago this Friday night at Rotofugi, 7pm while 10pm. Tomorrow Gallery 1988 continue with their series of online releases with a piece by Joshua Buddich, easily one of the best of the show.

Joshua Budich, one of the most humble and talented artists to emerge over the past couple of years, has produced this fantastic piece

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“They’re Here To Save The World” By Joshua Budich

24×36 Inch Screen Print, 150-200 Approx Online

A little while ago, Joshua was kind enough to take the time to answer a few of our questions on the piece, which impressively comes with full likeness rights by each of the key actors including the sadly departed Harold Ramis.

How did you feel when Gallery 1988 asked you to work on a Ghostbusters piece?

Ghostbusters has always been one of my favorite, and most memorable movie experiences of my childhood. I remember getting the “nod” from my parents, after they had pre-screened Ghostbusters for any questionable content, too racy or frightening for my virgin eyes. Then getting to stay up late to watch it! So, when 88 asked me to participate in this show, I of course jumped at the chance.

Your artwork is applauded and loved by fans for the character likeness and composition, how do you decide what your posters should include?

I knew going into this project that obtaining likeness sign-off from any of the actors I portrayed in the print would be a challenge. So, I had to let the composition dictate who to include, and who unfortunately had to be cut. I do this little exercise every time I create a character-based piece like this. For me, the print has to tell a story. Some parts of the film, although extremely memorable, have to be taken out.

Last year was a great one for you, where would you like this year to take you with your artwork?

Thanks so much! This year, I promised myself more personal projects. Opportunities to take more time with my work, and to reinvigorate my love for the process of creating these pieces.

 

The print will be released tomorrow, Thursday the 19th of June at 9am PT/ Noon ET at Gallery 1988’s dedicated Ghostbusters 30th website and make sure you follow them on Twitter and Facebook, too!

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Strange Kids Club To Release An Awesome New T-Shirt Inspired By New Yorks Finest Paranormal investigating, Spook-Bothering Scientists By Matthew Doyle

Those cosmonauts of pop culture nostalgia, Strange Kids Club, are proud to reveal the first of two limited edition apparel designs inspired by cinematic milestones from the 1980s. Showcasing custom graphics that playfully capture each film in a distinctly offbeat manner, the first t-shirt design, Something Strangefeatures the work of Matthew “Raw Meat” Doyle and will be available for pre-order beginning June 5 at 10:00am CST through June 13th via the Strange Kids Club Online Store.

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With the timed release running until Friday June the 13th, their is plenty of time to get your hands on this wonderfully fun t-shirt which will be printed on 100% cotton Gildan shirts (unisex) and will cost $23.

“We’re really excited to be partnering with two very dynamic artists for what is essentially our first clothing line release,” says Strange Kids Club Editor-in-Chief Rondal Scott. “More than that we get to celebrate, in our own unique way, a pair of films that continue to inspire an entire generation of fans.”
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So, if you are fan of a certain band of ghoul bustin’ New Yorkers, you may want to head over to the Strange Kids Club Online Store from Thursday June the 5th. Make sure you follow the guys over on Twitter and Facebook and check out some other cool items you can pick yourself up on their store!

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Gallery1988 Answer Our Prayers And Get Set To Release Scott C’s ‘Ghostbusterland’ As A Timed Edition

Ever since Gallery1988 announced their plans to hold a Ghostbusters 30th anniversay gallery, we hoped and prayed that there would be a piece by Scott C. Then came the news of the full line up and low and behold, Scott C was up there.

When the reveal came, “Ghostbusterland” was everything we could hope for. Featuring many characters, both main and background, from the film, “Ghostbusterland” paid fantastic homage to my favourite movie using Scott’s inimitable style.

No word came on how many prints would be available and everything went a bit dark. Today Gallery1988 have finally revealed their plans via Twitter!

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Scott C -“Ghostbusterland”

From the stroke of midnight (EST) / 9 PM (PST) Tuesday, May 27th until Friday night, May 30th at midnight (EST) / 9 PM PST “Ghostbusterland” will be sold as a Timed Release, meaning everyone will have 72 hours to get their hands on it. Once that timeframe is over, this piece will NEVER again be be made available, well, with the exception of ludicrously expensive copies on ebay.

“Ghostbusterland” will be produced as a 16×20 inch, archival ink giclee will come signed and numbered at $70 each and the edition size will be determined by the amount sold during the release.

Personally, I am over the moon that this will be a timed edition. Scott C pieces are notoriously hard to come by and the Gallery1988 Ghostbusters have all sold out quick sharp. This way everyone that wants to get a piece will have the opportunity. Mine will be straight to the front of the framing queue!

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Gallery1988 have also revealed a couple of other new pieces for the L.A leg of the show including a great comic panel style piece by Matthew Skiff as well as pieces by Jason Marz and Oliver Barrett. The traveling Ghostbusters gallery show will open at the Los Angeles, West site this Saturday, from 7-10 PM and run. daily from 11-6 PM (Closed Mondays & Tuesday) through to June 1st and will feature over 70 artists who have all passionately created paintings, prints, sculptures, plush and limited edition apparel, all in celebration of Ghostbusters celebrating the big 3-0.

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Oliver Barrett

“Ghostbusterland” will be available from www.Ghostbusters30th.com next Tuesday! Make sure you take time to have a look at some of the other pieces from the show and follow Gallery1988 on Twitter. More information can also be found on their Tumblr

We’re Ready To Believe That Gallery1988’s ‘Ghostbusters 30th’ Gallery, Opening This Saturday, Is Going To Be Awesome

O.K, enough teasing already! Gallery1988 have finally revealed more artwork from their ‘Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Tour’ Gallery event along with how you can get your hands on some. But it won’t be easy!

We have already seen the reveals of Joshua Budich’s and Anthony Petrie’s pieces which we revealed last week, now we can feast our eyes on works by Mike Mitchell, Nicole Gustaffson and DKNG.

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It’s great to see Mike Mitchell dabbling in a different style and I really hope to be able to get a copy of that one. It even comes complete with a little Mike Mitchell Skully in the centre bottom left.

It all kicks off properly in New York City THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, from 7-10 PM at 69 Leonard St., near the famous firehouse from the film.

The stour kicks off in New York City this Saturday, April 19th, from 7-10 PM at 69 Leonard St., near to the famous firehouse from the movie.

As for how to get a hold of the pieces, most of the artwork will ONLY BE AVAILABLE by attending one of the galleries in-person. A very small allotment of prints has been set aside for each city, with a smaller selection at the final Comic Con stop. Gallery1988 have promised that there will be small surprises at each stop as well.

However, a special set of commemorative series of 30th Anniversary screen prints will be made available online at ghostbusters30th.com. These will be released sporadically over the next month and will include Mike Mitchell’s poster as well as prints by Phantom City Creative, Anthony Petrie, Tom Whalen, Tara McPherson, Dan Mumford, Dave Perillo, Lora Zombie, Godmachine, Rich Kelly, Mark Englert, DKNG and Joshua Budich.

If that isn’t enough, Gallery1988 also will have very small amounts of collaborative t-shirts from LRG, Johnny Cupcakes, Homage & Rebel8 at each stop.

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The New York Ghostbusters gallery opens SATURDAY NIGHT, April 19th, with an opening reception from 7-10 PM. We will be open everyday through April 26th, from 11-7 PM. Their next stop is Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles on May 17th.

To keep yourself ahead of the curve, tune in to @galleries1988 on Twitter, and their Facebook page, for more sneak previews and all other information throughout the tour.

Gallery 1988 Gear Up For ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Roadshow With New Pieces By Joshua Budich And Anthony Petrie

Ever since Gallery 1988 announced back in January that they would be doing a Ghostbusters touring gallery celebrating the movies 30th anniversary, we have been waiting with baited breath to see what pieces will be produced for the shows. With the tour kicking off in New York on April the 19th before moving to L.A on May the 17th we have now seen two previews by Joshua Buddich and Anthony Petrie accompanying each of the events show cards as well as a comprehensive list of artists who will be contributing either artwork or t-shirt designs for the show.

Joshua Budich, one of the most humble and talented artists to emerge over the past couple of years, has produced this fantastic piece for the L.A gallery which opens May 17th at Gallery 1988’s West location and runs through until June the 1st.

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Joshua was kind enough to take the time to answer a few of our questions on the piece, which impressively comes with full likeness rights by each of the key actors including the sadly departed Harold Ramis.

How did you feel when Gallery 1988 asked you to work on a Ghostbusters piece?

Ghostbusters has always been one of my favorite, and most memorable movie experiences of my childhood. I remember getting the “nod” from my parents, after they had pre-screened Ghostbusters for any questionable content, too racy or frightening for my virgin eyes. Then getting to stay up late to watch it! So, when 88 asked me to participate in this show, I of course jumped at the chance.

Your artwork is applauded and loved by fans for the character likeness and composition, how do you decide what your posters should include?

I knew going into this project that obtaining likeness sign-off from any of the actors I portrayed in the print would be a challenge. So, I had to let the composition dictate who to include, and who unfortunately had to be cut. I do this little exercise every time I create a character-based piece like this. For me, the print has to tell a story. Some parts of the film, although extremely memorable, have to be taken out.

Last year was a great one for you, where would you like this year to take you with your artwork?

Thanks so much! This year, I promised myself more personal projects. Opportunities to take more time with my work, and to reinvigorate my love for the process of creating these pieces.

 

Another fantastic piece created for the New York leg of the show, which opens April 119th and runs until April 26th at 69 Leonard Street, between Church and Broadway, is by Anthony Petrie and features a brilliantly detailed map of New York forming the shape of the ever familiar Proton pack.

 

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Along with these great pieces Gallery 1988 have released a full list of artists and designers taking part in the event which will also visit Chicago between June 20th and 22nd and culminate in a spot at San Diego Comic Con in July.

As well as Joshua Budich and Anthony Petrie, other artists and designers taking part include Scott C, Mike Mitchell, Phantom City Creative, Tom Whalen, Jason Edmiston, Cuyler Smith, Dan Mumford, Gary Pullin , Rich Kelly, Dan Mumford, Godmachine, Bruce White, Chogrin, 100% Soft, Dave Perillo and many many more. We are practically drooling at the prospect of Ghostbusters pieces by any of these artists and wish we could get on over to the States for one of these shows!

To keep up to date with the gallery and new art reveals, keep tabs on Gallery 1988’s dedicated Ghostbusters 30th website and make sure you follow them on Twitter and Facebook, too!

Celebrate The Movies Of 1984 With Gallery 1988’s Ghostbuster 30th Anniversary Touring Show And Bottleneck Gallery’s ‘It Came From 1984’ Show

2014 is going to be an expensive year. Not only is it the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters but also the 30th anniversary of possibly the greatest year for cult movies, 1984.

Gallery 1988 are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters with a year long celebration culminating at San Diego Comic Con International. You can read more about Sony’s plans HERE.
To wet our appetite, Gallery have rather tantalisingly launched Ghostbusters30th.com which comes with a cool new Gallery 1988 logo dedicated to Ghostbusters.

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Over on the East Coast of the USA, Bottleneck Gallery are preparing their own 30th anniversary celebrations dedicated to the movies of 1984 with their show ‘It Came From 1984’ curated by Chogrin, which will open on February the 7th at Bottleneck’s NYC gallery, 60 Broadway, Brooklyn.

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Pakoto Martinez

We are starting to see some brilliant pieces of art filter through for this show and we can’t wait to see more. Here is a brief glimpse of some new work we can expect to see!

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Stephen P. HughesA Nightmare on Elm Street 12×18 Edition of 20

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Kyle CrawfordThe Terminator

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Timothy PittidesIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 6 Colour Screenprint, Edition of 75

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Ben HuberIndian Jones and the Temple of Doom

Keep up to date with future announcements and release information by following both Gallery 1988 and Bottleneck Gallery on Twitter!

UPDATED Bottleneck Gallery announce new gallery show ‘It Came From 1984’, curated by Chogrin

Over the festive break, announcement for 2014 have been coming quick and fast. From Mondo-Con to Gallery 1988 partnering with Sony for the Ghostbuster 30th anniversary touring gallery. Another exciting announcement comes via the brilliant Bottleneck Gallery for ‘It Came From 1984’, curated by Chogrin.

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‘It Came From 1984’ will open on February the 7th at Bottleneck’s NYC gallery, 60 Broadway, Brooklyn and from the looks of things you can expect to see plenty of pieces dedicated to movies released 30 years ago in 1984!

So what was released in 1984? Well, when you look into it, 1984 was a pretty packed year. I would love to see the likes of Gremlins, Ghostbusters, The Terminator, Beverley  Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Karate Kid, Dune and This is Spinal tap represented.

As for artists, currently Cuyler Smith (who produced the Spike artwork for the flyer, above), Paul Ainsworth, Paul Shipper, Luke Butland, Maxime Crouzet of ‘Places and Films’, Doaly and Chris Garofalo will all be contributing pieces and hopefully we will see regular Bottleneck contributors Tim Anderson, Marko Manev, and Timothy Pittides join them too.

At Cult Collective we are huge fans of Bottleneck Gallery with Matt Ferguson’s ‘He Stole My Balloons’ making my top ten list. ‘It Came From 1984’ certainly does have the potential to be a great gallery that we very much look forward to hearing more about..

For more information, keep up to date with Bottleneck Gallery on their Website, Twitter and Facebook and as always we will bring you more info as we have it.

“Who Ya Gonna Call?” Sony prep for ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary with a dedicated Gallery 1988 show

I have said it many times on here, Ghostbusters is my favourite film of all time. Period. With 2014 being the 30th anniversary of the first movie (which is actually two years older than me!), I assumed that Sony would have some exciting plans lined up to celebrate.

Well, over the past few days a number of sources have leaked various bits of information confirming that there are indeed some 30th anniversary plans.Total Licensing’s website License Global have reported that Sony Pictures has struck up an exciting deal with Gallery 1988 to create a traveling art show that will feature top artists’ interpretations of Ghostbusters over the last 30 years. Gallery 1988 will be producing licensed limited edition screen prints and posters available during each stop of the tour, culminating in July at San Diego Comic-Con.

Here’s what Greg Economos, senior vice president, global consumer products, Sony Pictures Entertainment had to say;

“This franchise is very important to the studio, and we wanted to give fans new and exciting ways to participate,” “Ghostbusters continues to gain fans and recognition year after year, and we are thrilled to extend the brand through products and events to celebrate this milestone event.”

This is brilliant news. Silkscreen movie poster collectors have been crying out for a great Ghostbusters print for years with no one quite managing to nail ‘The One’. Gallery 1988, however, have a long history of producing great Ghostbusters art pieces and also, whether officially or not, seem to be the only gallery who have produced art with character likeness’. A couple of great examples are the amazing sold out pieces by Sam Gilbey, “Dogs and Cats living together”, and “Who Ya Gonna Call” by Ben Buchet which were produced for ‘Crazy 4 Cult 7’ this year.

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It has also been announced that Sony have agreed a number of further Ghostbusters licenses for toys, games, clothing, games and collectibles with the likes of Mattel, Mad Engine, IDW Publishing and Titan Figures. Personally, I am really looking forwar to seeing some more great Ghostbusters toys. The Real Ghostbusters line shaped my childhood and I still have the Venkman and Stay Puft figures on my office desk now!

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So who would you most like to produce a Ghostbusters silkscreen movie poster? Which other artists would you like to see featured in Gallery 1988’s shows? Personally, I would love to see a Real Ghostbusters animated series print. Discuss below and we will keep you up to date as we get more news.

In the meantime, while we all wait with baited breath, be sure to follow Gallery 1988 on Twitter for more announcements.