Pop Culture Characters are Just Like Us


Going on now till April 28 at Gallery 1988: Melrose is a fun show called “Just Like Us” that shows new work by artist Mike Mitchell. Taking some of the most loved pop culture characters of our time like Disney’s Dumbo, Marvel’s Magneto and Sesame Street’s Burt and Ernie, Mitchell puts his own unique spin on them, often showing some pretty ironic situations. (Dumbo doesn’t seem too happy riding the Dumbo ride!)

For some good laughs, make sure to check out the full set on Gallery 1988’s website. Here are some of our favorites.

Dumbo Ride


Hugging a Friend


A Link to the Past







Gallery 1988 website

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