Your daily dose of Gemini

Lithograph sketches of the Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry, presumably made before he built thing:

Walt Disney Concert Hall , 2009 ( FG08-1589 )
1 color lithograph
14″ x 18″
Edition of 35

$ 1500.00

Ditto to Abu Dhabi, which is currently in development:

Abu Dhabi , 2007 ( FG07-1546 )
1 color lithograph
20″ x 27″
Edition of 35

$ 2000.00

Future works? For now this colorful mish-mash of forms is called “Puzzled”:

Puzzled #5 , 2011 ( FG08-1587 )
2 color lithograph
18″ x 14″
Edition of 35

$ 1250.00

Gemini G.E.L.

Suck it, Dennis Hopper

Gallery 1988 has a pretty striking, off-kilter collection of Hollywood-inspired prints:

And of course, the obligatory alien-bursting-out-of-Kool-Aid-Man’s-Stomach.

Gallery 1988 is located on Melrose and La Brea and on Pier Ave in Santa Monica/Venice. Price for prints are not too shabby at $20-40.

Another Blue Velvet from artist Billy Perkins

“Gene” by artist Brandon Rike, inspired by Wet Hot American Summer

Tyler Durden-approved

From Art is Shit Editions in LA, artist Ryan McIntosh places airplane safety manuals over found photographs of airplane disasters taken from the media.

Tyler Durden: [pointing at an emergency instruction manual on a plane] You know why they put oxygen masks on planes?
Narrator: So you can breathe.
Tyler Durden: Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you’re taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It’s all right here. Emergency water landing – 600 miles an hour. Blank faces, calm as Hindu cows.
Narrator: That’s, um… That’s an interesting theory.

Oh Matrushka, what nice polka dots you have!

This Silver Lake boutique prints custom tailored (aprox $80) dresses that range from hipster-safe to hipster-crazy (I support the latter).

Your daily dose of Gemini

Oh hey, Jasper Johns.

 

Untitled ,  1992  ( JJ92-1305 )
8 color lithograph
38 3/4″ x 31 1/8″
Edition of 74

Oh hey $16,000 price tag. Gemini G.E.L. has some of the finest prints available for all of those super rich art enthusiasts we love to hate.

 

Untitled ,  1992  ( JJ92-1304 )
8 color lithograph
38 3/4″ x 31 1/8″
Edition of 72

 

Pyre 2 ,  2004  ( JJ04-1510 )
3 color lithograph
15 1/8″ x 11 1/8″
Edition of 250

This one’s ” cheaper” at: $ 8,500.00. Still a beauty to look at, even saved on my desktop.

www.geminigel.com

That’ll do, buddha pig, that’ll do

These slightly frightening, but also strangely adorable prints by Karen Fiorito at Buddha Cat Press  are meant to express a pig’s inner intelligence. I personally can’t help being reminded of a certain..

 

 

 

 

 

But seriously, Ms. Fiorito’s pig dieties are high quality and  guilt-free at $70 a print. Great gifts for your judgmental vegetarian friends!

 

Sexy new Self Help site now up and running

New and improved with detailed information about classes, events and priced art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The widely recognized Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights just got an online facelift that is a must-see for any novice-to-experienced printmaker interested in workshops, residency or studio space rental. It’s all there, with (cheap!) price points, detailed class descriptions and contact info readily available and, compared to their fairly inert and directionless site before, a million times more professional and user friendly. See for yourself:

www.selfhelpgraphics.com

HandPrints screenprinting workshop video and demo

Selected by 250 + people on our site, “Octopus” by Elise Kane and “downtown from los angeles street” by Obi-Ike Nwoke became the central designs for dozens of shirts made at our L.A. HandPrints screenprinting workshop on April 11.

Like what you see? Submit your designs and maybe we’ll have another contest in the future!

screenprinting workshop