OPENING FRIDAY! G1988 x Mattel at G1988 (West)
August 11, 2015

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!

MATTEL x G1988
an art tribute to 70 years of toys
curated by Dave PerilloG1988 (West)
7-10 PM
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JOIN US THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at G1988 (West), from 7-10 PM, as we team up with Mattel and celebrate their history as one of the greatest toymakers of all-time. The exhibit, curated by artist Dave Perillo, will feature pieces inspired by Hot Wheels, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and even the Hoverboard. Artists participating include Perillo, Amy Medderson, Andrew Kolb, Anthony Petrie, Brad Hill, Cuddles & Rage, David Seidman, Glen Brogan, Ian Glaubinger, Jason Edmiston, Jellyko, Jerrod Maruyama, Jonathan Reincke, Lauren Gregg, Matt Kaufenberg, Nan Lawson, 100% Soft, Rich Pellegrino, Scott Listfield, Toddbot and Tom Whalen. This rare opportunity to purchase official Mattel inspired artwork is truly not to be missed. It will run through September 5th.The first opportunity to purchase pieces from the show will be at the opening reception, but artwork will become available the next day online at gallery1988.com.
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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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