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The Academy and Gallery1988 present: “For Your Consideration” Art Inspired by the Nominated Best Pictures

If you live in LA and have even an a clue of who’s who then you must have heard of Jensen Karp & Gallery 1988 . In 9 years Gallery 1988 has established itself as the preeminent home of pop culture art, taking residence at Melrose and Venice locations.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Gallery 1988 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 Oscar.com

“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.

“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.

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).

Want to know more about Gallery1988? Visit our Interview we did back in May. Gallery1988

kelly-BEASTS-OF-THE-SOUTHERN-WILD “Beasts of the Southern Wild” by Rich Kelly. 18″ x 24″ Screenprint.

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“Argo” by Anthony Petrie. 18″ x 24″ Screenprint.

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“Les Miserables” by Phantom City Creative. 18″ x 24″ Screenprint.

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“Amour” by Matt Owen. 18″ x 24″ Screenprint.

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“Silver Linings Playbook” by Joshua Budich. 18″ x 24″ Screenprint.

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“Django Unchained” by Mark Englert. 12″ x 36″ Screenprint.

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“Zero Dark Thirty” by Godmachine. 18″ x 24″ Screenprint.

boyes-LINCOLN“Lincoln” by Jeff Boyes. 18″ x 24″ Screenprint.

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“Life of Pi” by Tom Whalen. 12″ x 36″ Screenprint

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