Yu-Gi-Oh art show opens at Gallery1988

Around 50 artists have put their own spin on Yu-Gi-Oh, with a show that opens to coincide with the nearby Anime Expo on 5 July

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 03.07.2019 | Events

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Los Angeles’ Gallery1988 is teaming up with Konami Cross Media NY to honour the international cultural phenomenon that is Yu-Gi-Oh!

To celebrate over 20 years of entertaining fans worldwide, some of the gallery’s most popular artists have been commissioned to create artwork inspired by Yu-Gi-Oh!’s colorful and iconic characters.

The featured gallery artists are Tom Whalen, Dan Mumford, Steve Dressler, Dave Perillo, Matthew Skiff and Anthony Petrie.

Opening on the same weekend as the nearby Anime Expo, both one-of-a-kind pieces and prints have been created, inspired by the work of Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi. They are all set to debut at the exhibit with the opening to the public on 5 July 5.

“It is an honour to organise a show celebrating the rich expansive world of Yu-Gi-Oh! created by Kazuki Takahashi,” says Yuta Kose, President of Konami Cross Media NY. “We are very excited to be partnering with Gallery1988 and the participating artists.”

In a new development, Yu-Gi-Oh creator Takahashi has also created four new pieces that will debut at the exhibit along with the other artists’ prints, which have never been exhibited until now.

In addition to the traditional artwork, a once-in-a-lifetime installation from Pretty In Plastic will also be displayed at G1988, creating a must-see for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, new or old.

The show will feature over 50 artists debuting work inspired by Yu-Gi-Oh!. There will be 6 different screen print designs available for sale. Each is numbered and limited to 100, cost $50 each.


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