Official Press Release
Marvel Studios announced today that Gallery1988 in Hollywood, Calif., will mount a show of art inspired by the Marvel Super Heroes featured in the highly anticipated, summer event movie "Marvel's The Avengers."Â The show, sponsored by Visa Signature, will run through the film's opening weekend, from May 3 through May 6, 2012.
Gallery1988, which opened in 2004, is known worldwide for its dedication to showcasing pop culture art. The show will feature the work of popular artists, including Dave Perillo, Rhys Cooper, Scott Campbell, Luke Chueh, Ken Garduno, Kiersten Essenpreis and NC Winters, among others. For more information about the show visit: nineteeneightyeight.com/pages/upcoming-shows
"Marvel's The Avengers" -- the Super Hero team up of a lifetime -- is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
In "Marvel's The Avengers" the world's greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
An exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects,Â "Marvel's The Avengers" is from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon.
"Marvel's The Avengers" will be released on May 4, 2012.
Gallery1988, opened in 2004, is the world's #1 destination for pop culture art. With its roots in Los Angeles, its opening night receptions have seen upwards of 2,000 attendees and overnight lines of almost 30 hours. They've created art shows like Crazy 4 Cult, where 100 artists create pieces inspired by classic cult films, and worked with luminaries like Stan Lee, Beastie Boys, Weird Al Yankovic and JJ Abrams to create art shows, packed with affordable paintings and prints, all based around the influence they've had on emerging artists. Gallery1988 has also partnered with companies like Paramount Pictures, ABC, Disney, Mattel, Sony and FunnyOrDie to utilize "artvertising," a method coined by G1988 to create organic, heartfelt advertising using the 1000's of artists within their network. They shaped and produced a final season marketing campaign for the TV show "LOST" that was deemed "marketing genius" by Entertainment Weekly. Everything Gallery1988 has to offer can be seen at gallery1988.com or at their Hollywood and Venice locations.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.Â Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.Â For more information visit www.marvel.com.Â Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.
About Visa Signature
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