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The show will feature paintings, installations and more art pieces based on AMC's Breaking Bad, a drama about the world of cooking meth (and the moral spiral of everyman lead Walter White).
For the past year, Gallery 1988 has been working with Breaking Bad creator/writer Vince Gilligan to create the show. The gallery released an image a week on the Breaking Gifs blog, a site launched by comedian Paul Scheer devoted to Breaking Bad images.
Many were skeptical about the potential of a pop culture art gallery when Gallery 1988 opened in 2004. "We were the ugly step child for sure," laughed Jensen Karp, co-founder of the Gallery.
A showing of Arrested Development tribute art opens Friday night at Gallery 1988's Melrose location in Hollywood. Its name? "There's Always Money In The Banana Stand."
The art in the exhibit depicts iconic moments from the show, delves into the characters (David Cross's Tobias Fünke seems to get the most love from the artists, with numerous depictions) and takes a slanted view at the characters of the beloved show. The styles range from fine art to pop poster to stuffed plushee.
It's part of the current Arrest Development cultural renaissance. The show started as a cult Fox TV sitcom that was widely acclaimed but never gained a large audience. It took place right here in Southern California. Fox kept the critical darling going for three seasons, though they cut the last season's episode order down.