This Week in Posters is a weekly feature updating you on the latest and greatest in pop art / poster / screen print releases, street art, gallery openings, and art events. Check out what’s coming your way this week!
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PRINT / POSTER RELEASES
The latest installments in Marko Manev’s Noir series will be released on Bottleneck Gallery’s website on Tuesday, September 3rd at 12 PM EST. Both giclees measure 13 x 19 inches and will run in editions of 100.
Also dropping on Tuesday, September 3rd is Kenor’s Tranceforms. The archival pigment print on 310gsm fine art paper measures 14 x 20 inches, and has a max edition of 50 that will be available over at 1xRUN.
Nicole Gustafsson’s Journey and Cat Nap are available now for purchase at Tiny Showcase! The prints cost $20 each unframed ($130 each framed in maple), measure 9 x 9 inches, and come with certificates of authenticity. They are available in limited quantities from editions of 100 each.
If you’re a fan of the second installment of the Godfather trilogy, you’re in luck. SpokeArt released two Godfather II prints this week from Jermaine Rogers and Brandon Schaefer. Both promotional posters were commissioned by the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco to promote a sanctioned 35mm screening of this film at the theatre last August.
Godfather II by Jermaine Rogers is a 2-color hand-printed screen print with an edition of 100. It costs $50, comes signed and numbered by the artist, and measures 23 x 29 inches.
Godfather II by Brandon Schaefer is a 2-color, hand-printed screen print with an edition of 100 copies. It’s signed and numbered by the artist, costs $35, and measures 18 x 24 inches.
Lora Zombie’s cheeky superhero-inspired prints are currently up for purchase from Phone Booth Gallery! Bat Girl and Good Luck Spidey come signed and numbered by the artist, have editions of 100 each, and measure 18 x 24 inches. The screen prints cost $40 apiece. Very Wonder Woman 1 measures 12 x 16 inches, has a run of 100 prints, comes with a certificate of authenticity, and can be yours for just $20.
Superhero prints are a dime a dozen over at Society6, but Superhero Ice Pop by artist Chungkong is a particularly charming giclee rendition of everyone’s favorite caped crusaders, inspired by some appropriately heroic David Bowie lyrics. Available in a variety of sizes ranging in cost from $18 – $57, you can choose your size here.
GALLERY SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS, AND EVENTS
June 29th – October 13th: Daniel Clowes at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Daniel Clowes, creator of acclaimed comics such as Ghost World, David Boring, Art School Confidential, and Eightball, is currently featured at MCA Chicago’s exhibit, “Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes”. The exhibit contains original black ink and Zipatone drawings, in addition to gouache paintings of the covers of Ghost World and other publications, are on display with originals of all of Clowes’s publications to date. Get a peek of the exhibit’s offerings from Daniel Clowes’ blog, and details on the show are available at MCA Chicago’s website.
September 6th – September 22nd: 3NES Show at Bottleneck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Artist Chogrin has curated the work of more than fifty artists in a show paying tribute to Nintendo’s three most beloved video game titles – Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, and Metroid. An opening reception will be help on Friday, September 6th, from 7 – 10 PM at Bottleneck Gallery’s Brooklyn location. Get the full rundown over at Bottleneck’s Upcoming Exhibits page.
September 7th – October 5th: Kai & Sunny at Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Angelenos, be sure to catch Kai & Sunny’s newest nature-inspired exhibition, “Caught by the Nest”, fusing the natural world with modern, geometric design. The show opens with a reception on September 7th, and will feature a collaborative print by Shepard Fairey with Kai & Sunny. More details available at the Obey website.
September 7th – September 28th: Casey Weldon and Lil Bub Art Show at SpokeArt, San Francisco, CA
If you’re a cat lover in the Bay area, then this September might be your best month yet. SpokeArt will be presenting “Meow Brow” a new exhibition of original paintings by artist Casey Weldon, at the new gallery location (804 Sutter St.) right next door to SpokeArt. SpokeArt’s website promises a diverse show “ranging from internal commentary on the state of contemporary culture to a satirical analysis of the internet in general… a body of new acrylic paintings that humor and appall”.
Running during the same dates as “Meow Brow” at SpokeArt’s main location (816 Sutter St.) is Lil Bub’s art show! That’s right, the internet’s favorite kitty is getting her very own exhibition featuring work from 80+ international artists. Both exhibitions are free, but you can also meet Lil Bub at a ticketed meet and greet. Be sure to read through SpokeArt’s website for full details.
September 10th – October 5th: Prisma Collective at Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
Mark your calendar for the upcoming, highly-anticipated Prisma Art Collective show at Distinction Gallery! Featuring Casey Weldon, Caitlin Hackett, Alex Louisa, and more, this is a show you’re definitely not going to want to miss.