Hosted again by cult connoisseur himself, Kevin Smith, and his producing partner Scott Mosier, Cult invited over 50 artists to cast their unique eye on classic cult cinema. Why should you have to rely on overpriced Hot Topic T-shirts to showcase your love of The Goonies?
Instead of pierced emo salesclerks who always seem to be talking to some shaved-head guy when you’re trying to buy your cousin a Fall Out Boy shirt, wouldn’t you rather have your money go to Shepard Fairey (he of Obey/the ubiquitous Obama poster), Andrew Wilson or Luke Chueh?
While originals go for hundreds and thousands of dollars, limited edition posters start at $20 and are a unique way to show your love of Back to the Future without that reprinted, torn-at-the-edges movie one-sheet you’ve been carrying around since freshman year of college. L.A. artist 2cents did a series of seemingly spray-painted screen prints of Milton, Alex, Doc, Willy, Jesus and Silent Bob.
If you don’t know who they are, yes, you should be punched in the face – but save yourself future embarrassment (you’re right to be embarrassed) and inoculate yourself beforehand by seeing what will undoubtedly be the sleeper hit of the summer (sorry [insert whatever horror film is coming out this week]).
Gallery 1988 is located at 7020 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 937-7088 or visit www.nineteeneightyeight.com.