Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo - Stephen King's It - Gallery 1988

Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo At Gallery 1988!

You read that heading correctly, friends. It’s going to be Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo at the Gallery 1988 on June 8th. Or at the very least the two talented artists will have their artwork featured in a special exhibit entitled Versus. We have never been shy with sharing our appreciated of the artwork of Tom Whalen. Whether that be the artist’s renditions of the villainous Soundwave. The Great Pumpkin as well as Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and more. Dave Perillo is no stranger to being featured on the Retroist either. But when Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo…all fans of pop culture win!

I want to thank Germain Lussier of io9 for the heads up on the art show in the first place. It turns out that Gallery 1988 will be selling 47 sets of artwork during the show. Each of course in sets of two with a hero and villain getting the spotlight. Hence the reason for the exhibit being called Versus. 28 of those sets will feature artwork by Dave Perillo with 19 by Whalen.

I am certain you might be wondering what kind of pop culture will be on display and for sale. Well, how about Perillo’s take on Stripe and Gizmo from 1984’s Gremlins?

Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo - Gremlins - Gallery 1988
All images are courtesy of Gallery 1988.

Or perhaps you might prefer Whalen’s face off featuring Doctor Who and a Dalek?
Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo - Doctor Who - Gallery 1988

On the other hand you might go for Perillo’s Metroid with Samus Aran versus Mother Brain instead!
Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo - Metroid - Gallery 1988

I realize of course if instead you feel in a more groovy mood and decide that you can’t live without Tom Whalen’s Ash Williams and Evil Ash from Army of Darkness!
Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo - Gallery 1988 - Army of Darkness

Please hop over to the Gallery 1988 official site to learn more about the show on Friday. As well as picking up some beautiful artwork from their shop too.

While not part of the Tom Whalen Versus Dave Perillo exhibit. Take the time to check out this 2015 exhibit at Gallery 1988 for Guillermo Del Toro!

[Via] Chogrin Munoz


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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