Tomorrow night, Friday the 7th, at 7308 Melrose Ave in LA, we open VelvetMania, an art exhibit that I collaborated with artist Bruce White on. He created one-of-a-kind portraits ON BLACK VELVET of 40 of my favorite 80’s and 90’s wrestlers. It’s like if a museum said, “Let me have the GREATEST things ever created.” The first 15 people in line, will get a giclee Million Dollar print (seen above), that is both signed and numbered by the artist. The show runs 7-10 PM and Bruce and I will both be there. SEE YOU THERE.
2 more looks into “Velvetmania,” the art exhibit opening THIS FRIDAY from Bruce White, where he painted (on BLACK VELVET) portraits of Gallery co-owner Jensen Karp’s favorite wrestlers. The opening reception, with Bruce White in attendance, will be from 7-10 PM at G1988 (West).
We’re only TWO DAYS away from Velvetmania, the art show I collaborated with artist Bruce White on, where he painted over 35 portraits ON BLACK VELVET of my favorite 80’s and 90’s wrestlers. I genuinely can’t wait until you see the whole collection. It’s like Michelangelo walked into my house and said “The Sistine Chapel” was BULLSHIT, I’m ready for real masterpieces!”
It opens THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, March 7th, from 7-10 PM at G1988 (West) at 7308 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. DO NOT MISS THIS. It’s already been featured on Deadspin and a bunch of other blogs you look at. See the whole beautiful exhibit in person. You won’t believe your eyes.
TOMORROW we release this incredible new print by Anthony Petrie, inspired by True Detective! We are such huge fans of this show, that we couldn’t wait to pay tribute. Anthony Petrie knocked it out of the park! This print is stunning. It’s 24x36 inches, numbered edition of 100, and $40.00. It will be available tomorrow on our website, so stay tuned on our Facebook page and twitter (@galleries1988) for the release.
It is with great privilege that I can finally announce a ridiculous art show that I collaborated on with talented painter Bruce White called “Velvetmania.” It truly is spectacular.
Through some magical skill of persuasion that I still don’t understand, I was able to convince Bruce to create a show idea I had - to paint over 35 BLACK VELVET portraits of my favorite old school wrestlers from the 80’s and 90’s, and now the world can see them all in person. Working with Bruce to carefully choose the subjects may have been one of the most exciting experiences I’ve yet to achieve artistically. Imagine my expression when I got to ask him, “Can you Google Giant Gonzalez?” It opens THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, at G1988 (West), from 7-10 PM, and the artist will be in attendance. Each piece is more stunning than the next, capturing the era and personality of each larger than life wrestler perfectly. You won’t know whether to laugh or compare it to the Mona Lisa. From the world renown to the obscure, Bruce & I made sure to depict every legend of the squared circle.
I would love to see you this Friday night at 7308 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, as even after 10 years of owning a gallery, this may just be the show most connected to my terrible mind - and all produced by the genius Bruce White, widely regarded as the world’s premiere black velvet painter.