Artists Pay Tribute to The Avengers

Chances are that you or someone you know went to see Joss Whedon’s The Avengers movie this past weekend. According to studio estimates, the blockbuster earned an incredible $200.3 million domestically, making it the biggest movie debut of all time! In fact, Hollywood Reporter states that the pic has made a worldwide total of $641.8 million. The Disney/Marvel flick also scored the biggest Saturday gross of all time, earning $69.7 million. Talk about shattering box office records! “It’s been a fantastic weekend on every single front,” Disney Executive VP for Distribution Dave Hollis said.

In Los Angeles, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures “assembled” a team of their own as Gallery 1988 brought together artists for an Avengers inspired art show. From May 3rd to May 6th, the gallery’s newest location, in Melrose, become Avengers’ central. Paintings, posters and limited-edition prints by 30 pop-culture artists including Dave Perillo, Scott Campbell, and Luke Chueh were displayed to celebrate the the U.S. opening of the movie. While many items have now sold out, you can still buy some fantastic pieces on Gallery 1988’s website. Here are some of our favorites.

Above poster by Tyler Stout.


Dave Perillo


Fernando Reza


Kiersten Essenpreis


Scott C.


Joey Spiotto


Bennett Slater


Jason Liwag


Glen Brogan


DKNG Studios


N.C. Winters


New Flesh


Anthony Petrie


Rhys Cooper

Gallery 1988 website





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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