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San Diego Comic-Con Moments Long Ago

While it’s gone virtual for the second summer this July (due to the pandemic), Gary remembers fondly his times at the International Comic-Con in San Diego. Check out the blast-from-the-past photos below! Starting in the early 2000s, Gary Baseman became a regular attendee of the world’s largest annual pop culture…

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Artwork Archive Interview with Baseman

Artwork Archive’s blog recently featured an interview with Gary Baseman, in which the artist discusses how his lived experiences of love and loss drive his artistic practice.  Baseman talks at length about being inspired by Blackie the Cat. “As an artist, if I can create something that’s unique, that’s special…

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Celebrating Juneteenth

Gary Baseman and his studio join the celebration of Juneteenth National Independence Day. On Thursday, June 17, 2021 President Joe Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday in the United States. Officially commemorated on June 19th,  Juneteenth memorializes Black emancipation in our country but it also represents an important moment in…

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Blackie the Greatest Strolling Cat

Blackie the Cat took his first stroll down the street in March 2020. While battling hyperthyroidism, chronic kidney and heart disease, Gary Baseman’s sweet companion learned how to use his healing powers by going on daily walks with his human who followed him everywhere he went. Documenting over one hundred…

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Baseman draws Moby in new documentary

Don’t miss Baseman’s latest collaboration with musical artist Moby. In “Moby Doc,” musician, DJ, photographer, author, and animal rights activist Moby reflects on his personal life and musical career. Directed and edited by Rob Gordon Bravler, this film includes long-time friends Julie Mintz, David Lynch, David Bowie and Gary Baseman,…

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Remembering Ben Baseman

In honor of Ben Baseman’s birhtday, let’s remember the special bond between artist Gary Baseman and his father Ben Baseman and how it has influenced the artist’s work. Ben Baseman survived the mass murders that took place in 1941-42 in cities across Eastern Europe, including his hometown of Berezne. After…

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