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DKE Toys presents: Lou Pimentel's "Influential Figures" show at Gallery1988!

"Influential Figures" by Lou Pimentel Opens at Gallery1988 Friday, January 8, 2021... and for this show, Lou 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 at gallery1988.com starting at 12pm PST on Friday, January 8th. Following the virtual launch, at 1:30pm PST @galleries1988 is hosting an Instagram livestream virtual gallery tour with artist Lou Pimentel and Jensen Karp. There will be no in-gallery viewings, it is exclusively online. Purchased paintings will be available for curbside pickup and will ship after January 23rd. 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. Lou mentions "For the Vintage Gold series I traveled back in time to my childhood. I remember the feeling of walking down the toy aisle and seeing all the fun, bright packages that contained the figures I so desperately wanted. I wanted to channel that energy, and excitement into my paintings. I wanted the inner child in all of us to say I WANT THAT!!" What a cool show and we couldn't be happier for our buddy, Lou - keep killing it, dude!

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