Gallery 1988 is one of the things that makes me wish I lived in Los Angeles: An incredible art gallery whose work highlights beloved cult movies, internet memes, specific directors, and cancelled TV shows. The latter comes into play in their upcoming show “There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand,” a tribute to Arrested Development. Perfect timing, since the show is indeed coming back via Netflix and eventually an honest-to-God movie. The show starts this Friday, June 29th, and runs through July 27th. I wish I could go!
“We don’t show fan art, we show artists who are fans,” co-founder and curator Jensen Karp told me when I interviewed him last year about Gallery 1988′s Crazy 4 Cult coffee table book. Visiting Gallery 1988′s official Tumblr page as well as doing some internet sleuthing, I’ve found a handful of pieces that will be on display starting Friday. So for those of us who can’t hijack a Bluth company stair car and drive to Los Angeles, here’s how you can vicariously enjoy some of the irreverent, wonderfully detailed art from diehard Arrested Development fans.