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Gallery 1988 Pays Tribute to Guillermo Del Toro’s Filmography


Gallery 1988 Pays Tribute to Guillermo Del Toro’s Filmography

featuredIn mid-September, Los Angeles-based art gallery, Gallery 1988, held its opening reception for its latest tribute show to the filmography of prolific filmmaker, Guillermo Del Toro named “In Search of Monsters.”

Gallery 1988’s “In Search of Monsters” tribute show was curated by illustrator and designer, Chogrin Munoz, and co-curated by artist and collaborator for Guillermo Del Toro’s official websiteGary Deocampo.

The show opened on September 11 showcasing over 150 artists. According to Gallery 1988, Munoz and Deocampo sought artists a year in advance with pieces specifically created for the show. The gallery also noted this tribute garnered more 3D pieces than their usual tribute shows, namely mirroring Del Toro’s own passion for 3D art and practical special effects.

Del Toro himself visited the opening reception for a few hours and showed his support for artists and fans alike.

One of the many highlights from the show is Dan & Marina Joseph’s automated “Pale man the Automaton” as seen below.

From Gallery 1988’s Guillermo Del Toro’s tribute show, “Pale Man the Automaton” by Dan and Marina Joseph

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Sean Danconia’s “Mako Mori: Pacific Dream” also makes references to the mecha anime, Mazinger.


All the artwork is available for purchase from the Gallery 1988 website. More photos are available at Getty Images.

The gallery was founded by Katie Cromwell and Jensen Karp and one of the premiere galleries for pop-culture themed artwork.

Gallery 1988 West is located 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00am to 6:00pm. “In Search of Monsters” will be on display until October 3rd.

Library professional, co-host of the Comfort Society podcast, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Tokusatsu Network from 2014 to 2018.

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