Gallery: 'Weird Al' at Gallery1988
Over the course of a four-plus decade career as pop's premier parodist, "Weird Al" Yankovic has sold more than 12 million albums, earning five Grammys, four gold records, and six platinum. But this month, he's receiving the ultimater recognition of his importance to popular culture: a tribute show at Gallery1988. The L.A.-based gallery's celebration of Yankovic, which opened last Friday, features paintings, graphic design, sculptures, and more, inspired by Yankovic's songs, his 1989 cult movie UHF, and the man himself.
We picked out a few of our favorites; you can check them all out on G1988's site.
Jeff Victor, "Evolution of Weird Al"
20 x 16 inches
signed, edition of 1
Bob Rissetto, "Just Eat It."
pencil, ink, and digital print on archival print
17.5 x 6.5 inches
Dave Quiggle, "George Newman"
digital print on watercolor paper
12 x 18 inches
signed and numbered, limited edition of 40
inspired by UHF
Nan Lawson, "Weird"
8 x 10 inches
signed and numbered, limited edition of 20
Brian Methe, "Amish Paradise"
pencil and ink on vellum
8.5 x 11 inches
Kevin Tiernan, "The Dinosaurs Are Running Wild"
12 x 18 inches
Ashton Gallagher, "I'm Your Worst Nightmare"
acrylic on board in handcrafted float frame
4 x 4 inches
inspired by UHF, the Rambo Fantasy
Cuddly Rigor Mortis, "My Bologna"
acrylic on wood
8 x 8 inches
Kristy Edgar, "Smells Like Nirvana"
4 x 6 inches
Stephen Andrade, "Everything You Know Is Wrong"
11 x 17 inches
signed and numbered, limited edition of 25