VelvetMania! by Bruce White is NOW AVAILABLE! See the all of the incredible pieces at the following link:
2 more looks into “Velvetmania,” the art exhibit opening THIS FRIDAY from Bruce White, where he painted (on BLACK VELVET) portraits of Gallery co-owner Jensen Karp’s favorite wrestlers. The opening reception, with Bruce White in attendance, will be from 7-10 PM at G1988 (West).
We’re only TWO DAYS away from Velvetmania, the art show I collaborated with artist Bruce White on, where he painted over 35 portraits ON BLACK VELVET of my favorite 80’s and 90’s wrestlers. I genuinely can’t wait until you see the whole collection. It’s like Michelangelo walked into my house and said “The Sistine Chapel” was BULLSHIT, I’m ready for real masterpieces!”
It opens THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, March 7th, from 7-10 PM at G1988 (West) at 7308 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. DO NOT MISS THIS. It’s already been featured on Deadspin and a bunch of other blogs you look at. See the whole beautiful exhibit in person. You won’t believe your eyes.
Another great preview of my upcoming show, “Velvetmania” opening March 7th, 2014 at Gallery1988!
It is with great privilege that I can finally announce a ridiculous art show that I collaborated on with talented painter Bruce White called “Velvetmania.” It truly is spectacular.
Through some magical skill of persuasion that I still don’t understand, I was able to convince Bruce to create a show idea I had - to paint over 35 BLACK VELVET portraits of my favorite old school wrestlers from the 80’s and 90’s, and now the world can see them all in person. Working with Bruce to carefully choose the subjects may have been one of the most exciting experiences I’ve yet to achieve artistically. Imagine my expression when I got to ask him, “Can you Google Giant Gonzalez?” It opens THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, at G1988 (West), from 7-10 PM, and the artist will be in attendance. Each piece is more stunning than the next, capturing the era and personality of each larger than life wrestler perfectly. You won’t know whether to laugh or compare it to the Mona Lisa. From the world renown to the obscure, Bruce & I made sure to depict every legend of the squared circle.
I would love to see you this Friday night at 7308 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, as even after 10 years of owning a gallery, this may just be the show most connected to my terrible mind - and all produced by the genius Bruce White, widely regarded as the world’s premiere black velvet painter.
SEE YOU THERE. DON’T BE DUMB AND MISS THIS.
Director Ivan Reitman, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver on the set of Ghost Busters (1984).
14″ x 18″
acrylic on velvet
For the new group art show “Crazy 4 Cult V: I’m Getting Too Old For This Shit” opening July 8, 2011 at Gallery 1988.
RIP Harold Ramis…
Gallery1988 and I tag team to piledrive you with a new art show on black velvet! 40 portraits honoring some of the greatest legends of professional wrestling! Show opens March 7th, 2014!
"He’s no good to me dead”
14” x 18”
acrylic on velvet