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THE ACADEMY AND GALLERY1988 PRESENT A NEW EXHIBITION “FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Gallery1988 will present “For Your Consideration,” their first collaborative exhibition featuring art inspired by the 2012 Best Picture Oscar® nominees, on display February 14 through 17 at Gallery1988 Melrose in Los Angeles. The images can currently be viewed in a digital gallery at http://oscar.com/for-your-consideration.

“Working hand-in-hand with the Academy has been a dream come true for Gallery1988 and its artists,” said Jensen Karp, co-owner and co-curator of Gallery1988. “So much inspiration has come from past Oscar telecasts as well as the amazing range of films that have been nominated this year. It was a perfect fit for our style of artwork and treatment, and we can’t wait to show everyone the results of some of our most creative contemporary minds.”

The Academy and Gallery1988 commissioned a small group of young international artists to create original screen prints inspired by this year’s nine Best Picture nominees. The participating artists and their respective films are Matt Owen (“Amour”), Anthony Petrie (“Argo”), Rich Kelly (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”), Mark Englert (“Django Unchained”), Phantom City Creative (“Les Misérables”), Tom Whalen (“Life of Pi”), Jeff Boyes (“Lincoln”), Joshua Budich (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and Godmachine (“Zero Dark Thirty”).

These screen prints are not available for purchase; however, fans will have several opportunities to obtain limited edition posters. On each day of “For Your Consideration,” Gallery1988 will give away free posters to the first 100 people who visit the gallery at a specified time. For information on when each film poster will be distributed, visit nineteeneightyeight.com or follow Gallery1988 on Twitter (@galleries1988) and Facebook (gallery1988). Fans outside the Los Angeles area can find out about poster giveaway opportunities by following the Academy on Twitter (@TheAcademy) and Facebook (TheAcademy).

“For Your Consideration” also features 12 illustrations of memorable Oscar moments by Oliver Barrett, a light installation by Julie B (Pretty in Plastic), and other Oscar-inspired work by artists Olly Moss, Nan Lawson and DabsMyla.

Gallery1988 opened in Los Angeles in 2004 and has since become a world-recognized destination for pop culture art. It has produced such shows as Crazy 4 Cult, in which 100 artists created pieces inspired by classic cult films, and has worked with such luminaries as Stan Lee, Beastie Boys, Weird Al Yankovic and Judd Apatow. It recently spearheaded the “Breaking Bad” Fan Art Campaign, partnering with Sony to promote the most recent season of the television show. Gallery1988 also has created pieces for PaleyFest and Jason Reitman’s Live Read series at LACMA, as well the historic poster and artwork for Paramount Pictures’ 100th Anniversary celebration.

Gallery1988 is located at 7021 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday. For more information, visit nineteeneightyeight.com.

Oscars® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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21 Comments on this Post

  1. filmboymichael

    these are stunning. It kind of makes me sad though that my favourite poster is of my least favourite film.

  2. These are amazing.

    God, I wish I was in LA to see this exhibition.

    Thanks for sharing art!

  3. danemychal

    That Beasts one is a stunner. Argo has a cool one too (the actual poster for Argo is pretty lame), but I think they borrowed the shredded docs concept from I believe the BAFTA posters.

  4. notenoughtime

    Ryan,

    Thanks so much for posting this. These are really very lovely. Also, I appreciate this posting, there is not pointless bickering back and forth. Beautifull artwork. Love the BOTSW submission.

    Please provide more of this type of venue.

  5. These are as good as or better than the actual films! SLP never looked better!

  6. I like them all but my two favorites are Lincoln ans SLP…BOTSW is close third…Argo is boring, Life of Pi is too literal

  7. Like how we stop and admire such art with insightful critique without negativity, may we all share the same spirit to appreciate all the nominees for Best Pic, each film unique, appreciating the collaborative efforts of many who tried their best.

  8. The art work is stunning, but the ones for Lincoln and Les Mis truly capture the great acting at the center of both of these remarkable films.

  9. Antoinette

    I like the BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD one.

    There’s a Jessica Chastain thing pretty soon. http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/jessica-chastain-julliard-lincoln-center-zero-dark-thirty-the-heiress 3PM NYC time.

  10. Balu Vellanki

    My fav poster if from Amour … beautiful and sad, captures the melancholy of the movie. Argo and Lincoln are great, cant seem to appreciate SLP poster.

    Rooting for Life of Pi at the oscars.

  11. Jack Traven II

    Wow!

  12. Adam and Dog (animated short nominee) has been loaded onto Youtube by its creator:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hq0-i8GQbgw#!

  13. filmboymichael

    I love that finally, FINALLY, we see a Canadian connection with regards to Argo!

  14. ^ and, from north of the 49th, not a moment too soon.

  15. Thank you Ryan for sharing.

  16. As someone who didn’t care for “Beasts of the Southern Wild” very much, that is a fantastic poster.

    I wish “Moonrise Kingdom” had been nominated for Best Picture, just so we could see what they came up with.

  17. I have to defend The Life of Pi drawing. At first I didn’t like it because I thought it was just sort of plain.

    However, as I kept looking at it, I started to like it more and more. You see Richard Parker as the main figure that draws you in. He’s commanding and intimidating like in the film. Then you see the hyena, orangutan, and the zebra literally behind him like on the boat. Scroll down a bit and you notice the front of the boat with all the markings of the days that passed.

    Then you look at the whole thing all at once and you realize it’s a stained-glass mosaic. There’s the religious theme of the film illustrated! Then you see all the little symbols that also represent the movie, small but not least important is the pi symbol at the very top.

  18. I reacted the same, Scotty. I like it more every time I look at it. The most beautiful, though, I think are Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild. All of them capture their films well.

  19. The J Viewer

    Thanks for the ups, Ryan.

    They all are beautiful. My personal favorites *as shown HERE in their respective sizes* are — not in […] order — Pi, Beasts, Amour and SLP.

    I know they are not for sale. But I still want to say that I’d like to buy some of them (originally from the institute only, because in this case somehow I don’t believe in supporting used-product vendors).

  20. Beautiful! All of them! Except maybe the SLP one which is Mondo overstylized, but the simplistic beauty of the Les Miz, Django and Amour ones, the reflective symbolism in the Beasts and Life of Pi ones… gorgeous stuff.

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