E3 visitors' time in LA doesn't have to be all bright lights, loud noises and press-conferences with more stagecraft than a KISS show. You might also take a stroll over to Melrose and check out the current exhibit at Gallery 1988. The quiet, evenly-lit gallery atmosphere couldn't be further from the Convention Center's hectic pace – or, actually, it could, if they weren't displaying a huge batch of artwork created for and based on a new videogame. $4000 could even buy you the most lucrative bit of swag Alice: Madness Returns ever did inspire:
Above: 'The Tenth Gate' by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda
Here's the single priciest piece on sale at the exhibit, “The Tenth Gate” by Mike Shinoda. If you were clamoring to own a Surrealism-inspired piece of fan-art for a Lewis Carroll-based horror-adventure videogame painted by the guy from Linkin Park, be aware that this may be your only chance this year to make that dream a reality! Anyway, besides such stunts, the collection includes a wealth of variations on the themes of Madness Returns, some created by developer Spicy Horse's own artists and some inspired by the game.
Gallery 1988 is at 7020 Melrose Ave – you know, Angelinos, right next to the comic store? – but if you can't make it to the show, which continues until June 12, click through to 1988's site to peruse the full 23 artworks. What do you think of them? Got any favorites?
June 9, 2011