GALLERY 1988 Debuts First Pieces from Their Sixth Annual CRAZY 4 CULT Art Show
Published: August 6, 2012 - 7:31am
For the first time in 8 years, Gallery1988 will hold an exhibition in New York at a pop-up gallery for one month. The annual cult movie art show, Crazy 4 Cult, opens in New York this Thursday, August 9th and will run through September 1st. This very special occasion, which is also turning out to be the strongest Crazy 4 Cult ever, features pieces from over 200 artists.
Gallery 1988 has quickly become one of the world's most talked about art galleries. Opened in 2004 on the famous corner of Melrose and La Brea, by California natives Katie Cromwell and Jensen Karp, the gallery has become the nation's number one destination for pop-culture themed artwork and the premiere venue to witness the rise of emerging artists before they break.
An annual show at G1988, "Crazy 4 Cult" receives worldwide press (faced by the show's hosts, filmmakers Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier) and over 1,000,000 website hits on the day of the opening reception. In addition, Gallery1988 has collaborated with Stan Lee and Beastie Boys to create the annual tribute show, "Under the Influence," which pays homage to these inspirational icons and their influence on our generation. In 2011, Karp and Cromwell expanded G1988 with a new location in Venice Beach, CA.