Sony and Gallery1988 Celebrate ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary with NYC Art Show

By April 21, 2014

There was definitely something strange going on in the neighborhood between Church and Broadway in Downtown Manhattan over the weekend. Who did I call? My girlfriend, and we headed over to see what was going on.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the greatest movie (that isn’t Back to the Future) of all time: Ghostbusters. The movie came out officially in June of 1984, but that didn’t stop the folks over at Gallery1988 from starting the celebration early. Owner and operator of the L.A.-based gallery Jensen Karp (along with the blessing of Sony Pictures) organized an exhibition with over 80 works of art, all based on the classic film. Normally Gallery1988 sticks to the west coast, but they’re taking this show on the road for the fans.

I was able to attend the premiere opening this past Saturday, and while people were crammed in like sheep, it was still easy to view the amazing artwork displayed. Personal favorites included an old record style piece, a cartoony version (almost “Rocky and Bullwinkle”-type), and the one I ultimately ended up purchasing…a facsimile of the subway map of NYC with tons of Ghostbusters references that I keep finding more of every time I look at it on my wall.

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Right now the art gallery is settled in NYC for the next week (until Saturday, April 26th). Afterwards, Gallery1988 is heading back to L.A. for a good chunk of May, followed by a week in Chicago, and lastly back to Cali to stop at San Diego Comic-Con. Serious props go to Jensen and the team Gallery1988 for their diligent work not only setting up, but working to sell all of the prints they had (and still have) available. I highly advise you to take a look at the gallery if you’re in one of the cities listed. Just don’t cross the streams. That would be bad.

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New York-based John J. is the creator/Chief Operating Officer of [adult swim] central as well as the co-founder of ACPN. He is also the host of The Swimcast, co-host of Adventure Club Podcast, and writes for various outlets such as The Other View and GeekNation. John J's favorite movie of all time is Back to the Future and his favorite color is blue. John J. is available for podcast fill-ins, birthdays, and bar mitzvahs. Never submerge John J. in warm water. Email.
  • This looks like a blast – I’ll have to check it out when it comes to L.A.!