The Best Picture nominees have gotten a pop art facelift. Not that the nine Oscar contenders needed a facelift of any kind, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – along with Gallery1988 – still found a way to produce a fresh, eye-popping take on now-iconic images from these films.
The Academy recently released nine posters, one for each nominee, created by an international group of artists, many of whom have worked with Gallery1988 before.
Called “For Your Consideration,” the project is the first collaborative exhibition for Gallery1988 and the Academy. The Los Angeles gallery’s past entertainment-related poster collections include “Fringe Benefits,” which featured art inspired by fan-favorite episodes of Fringe, and The LOST Underground Art Show.
“Working hand-in-hand with the Academy has been a dream come true for Gallery1988 and its artists,” Gallery1988 co-owner Jensen Karp said in a statement. “So much inspiration has come from past Oscar telecasts as well as the amazing range of films that have been nominated this year. It was a perfect fit for our style of artwork and treatment, and we can’t wait to show everyone the results of some of our most creative contemporary minds.”
The collection will be on display in Gallery1988’s Melrose Ave. location in Los Angeles Feb. 14-17. The posters are not be available for purchase, but the Academy announced that fans will have several opportunities to obtain their own screen prints of the limited edition posters. Giveaway opportunities will be announced on Gallery1988’s and the Academy’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
Click through this post to see all nine posters.
Amour screen print by Little Rock, Ark.-based artist Matt Owen
Argo screen print by Rhode Island-based artist Anthony Petrie
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Beasts of the Southern Wild screen print by Pittsburgh, Penn.-based artist Rich Kelly
Django Unchained screen print by California native Mark Englert
Les Misérables screen print from Toronto studio Phantom City Creative
Life of Pi
Life of Pi screen print by Tom Whalen, whose past work includes projects for The Black Keys, Jack White, Hasbro, Disney and Lucasfilm
Lincoln screen print by British Columbia-based artist Jeff Boyes
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook screen print by Joshua Budich, who lives in the Baltimore/DC area
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty screen print by Welsh artist Godmachine
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