Influential Figures by Lou Pimentel opens on Friday January 8th 2021 at Gallery1988. For the show, Pimentel created 37 original water color paintings inspired by vintage action figures and pop culture icons. The complete show will be available for viewing and sale starting at Noon PT on Friday. Following the virtual launch - at 1:30PM PT - @galleries1988 is hosting an Instagram livestream virtual gallery tour with artist Lou Pimentel and Jensen Karp.
There will be no in-gallery viewings (for obvious reasons). The show will be exclusively online. Purchased paintings will be available for curbside pickup and will ship after January 23rd 2021.
Each water color ranges in size from 6"x9" to 11"x14". Paintings are mounted onto laser cut backer boards with a silk-screened wood back. Then classic vintage-style figures and blisters are mounted onto the art to make the final pieces.
Originally dubbed Vintage Gold, this show, curated by DKE Toys, is a continuation of the series that premiered at New York Comic Con in 2018 with the first 20 pieces. Followed by another 20 pieces for the 2019 NYCC.