It was a night to remember. Last week, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles opened its doors to an extensive survey of Gary Baseman’s career and life entitled The Door Is Always Open. Friends, family, fellow artists, collectors, admirers, and well wishers alike attended to show their respects to the pervasive artist and his illustrious accomplishments. The exhibition paid tribute to the many things the Emmy Award–winning artist has accomplished and created including paintings, illustrations, photographs, textiles, toys, commercial endeavors, sketchbooks, sculptural works, and videos. Even [...]
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For Los Angeles fans of artist, illustrator, animator, and toy designer Gary Baseman (featured), tonight’s exhibition opening at the Skirball Cultural Center will be a must-see event. Those who attend will be immersed in the pervasive artist’s universe as it comes alive with paintings, photographs, textiles, toys, statues, sketchbooks, and videos all presented with extensive installations that were inspired by his family home in LA’s Fairfax district, with furniture and memorabilia from his personal collection. The Door Is Always Open explores Baseman’s Jewish family heritage and his place in American pop culture, [...]
Over the weekend, the newly opened KK Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown Arts District held the opening reception for Gary Baseman’s (featured) latest solo show. Entitled Nightmares of Halloween Past, the exhibition featured appropriately themed paintings, the LA-based artist’s vintage Halloween photo collection, a performance by Nightmare and The Cat, a ghostly chandelier, and of course a costume for the man of the hour. Check the details in the photo set below… Photo credit: theonepointeight. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
This Saturday, October 20th, the KK Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown Arts District will be holding their debut show featuring Gary Baseman’s (featured) Nightmares of Halloween Past. The new body of work is an ode to Baseman’s favorite holiday and includes a series of haunting original paintings, special edition prints, installations and videos. Also on display will be his his vintage Halloween photo collection dating back to 1915 and there will be a special performance by Nightmare and The Cat. Photo credit: theonepointeight. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
This week’s video Rewind has a mini-documentary (source) on Gary Baseman (featured) produced by Eric Minh Swenson at the very top of the list. The in-depth interview reveals his thoughts behind his character Toby and his travels, his love for masks, how his sketchbooks document his travels, creating his own holiday, various characters he has created, the mythology behind his imagery, his personal history, and more. The footage also gives you an extensive look at his studio. Look for a major retrospective from Gary at the Skirball next [...]
Last night, the Chinatown location of LeBasse Projects hosted Mixtape Los Angeles, a group show curated by by Jessicka Adams and Brian Wakil of Dark Dark Science with part of the proceeds going to Downtown Dog Rescue and Stray Cat Alliance. Twenty four artists created pieces that explored “the effect of music on the process of creation” including Camille Rose Garcia, Elizabeth McGrath, Gary Baseman, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Matthew Bone, Melissa Haslam, Tara McPherson, Tim Biskup and more. Check out this sweet dissected Abe Lincoln piece from Ryden [...]
Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman (featured) recently traveled to Milan for the opening of his solo show at the Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. Featuring thirty new works (drawing and paintings), the new body of work entitled Vicious was enjoyed by his many Italian fans who attended the artist reception where Baseman happily greeted and sketched for some of his admirers. Take a look at photos of the work as well opening festivities courtesy of Nicola Boccaccini after the jump…
Next month, Gary Baseman (featured) will be traveling to Milan for his latest solo show to be held at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea. Vicious will feature thirty new works – 15 paintings on canvas, 7 paintings done on old book covers, and 8 drawings made on pages from old medical textbooks and focus on his characters who are driven to viciousness as their hunger for love and affection are not met. Head over for the opening on April 5th if you can to meet the [...]
Last year, Polaroid collaborated with Phillips de Pury for a unique benefit auction with a slew of artists creating works using their iconic instant photographs. Fastforward to 2011 and Polaroid has teamed up with IMPOSSIBLE at their New York project space to create another group show entitled Instant Revolution. The exhibition featured Gary Baseman, James Franco, Maripol, Mary Ellen Mark and Jennifer Juniper Stratford and challenged them to catch the world through their eyes. Check it out after the jump.
Late last month, four members of the arts community came together at the Chateau Marmont for a special book signing event featuring 3D Art Book. Tristan Eaton, Shepard Fairey, James Jean, and Gary Baseman were in attendance to sign the book for both fans of the book and of their work. Curated by Eaton, the publication also includes work by other artists such as Mark Ryden, Stephen Bliss and Ron English. In addition to the signing, several art pieces were on display all done in 3D [...]