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Gary Baseman’s Five Places L.A.

What’s special about Los Angeles to artist Gary Baseman? Find out HERE Interviewed by Emmanuelle Bourlier, Baseman shares his heartful connection to the place he was born, raised, and is still based. FIVE PLACES L.A. is a living documentary of the city produced by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture…

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The Door is Always Open 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago (April 25–August 18, 2013), Gary Baseman’s career retrospective The Door is Always Open debuted at the Skirball Cultural Center and Museum. Featuring hundreds of items, including original paintings, drawings, editorial and advertising illustrations, toys, and costumes, this exhibition showcased Baseman’s career that since the 1980s has spanned…

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Celebrating Characters at Comic-Con

Gary Baseman heads to San Diego Comic-Con this week, the premier comic book convention and nonprofit multi-genre entertainment event held annually in “America’s finest city” since 1970. Since the early 2000s, Baseman has attended Comic-Con to check out current ideas and trends in toy design and the popular arts. Born,…

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More on Memento Moa

“Memento Moa is about death and grief, the passage of time and memories. I tend to draw and paint a lot of animals and mythical creatures, more so than humans. Extinction is explored in Memento Moa.” –Gary Baseman via Art News Aotearoa Thank you Art News Aoteaora and contributor Andrew…

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Baseman in Art for LOHAS in Hong Kong

Eye Witnesses (2023) by Gary Baseman, a painting from the Memento Moa series, is available now as a limited edition fine art print, as part of the ART FOR LOHAS exhibition, organized by Artelli with artistic partner Artox. Presented at Artelli Hong Kong, the artworks on display dive into the relationship…

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Baseman in The Originals

On view at the Madé van Krimpen Gallery in Amsterdam, The Originals is an exhibition about the power of magazine cover art. Exhibiting three original works by Baseman, along with a curated selection of magazine covers, this exhibition will run until June 17, 2023. Check out to learn and see more.  

VeVe airdrops secret rare Golden Toby 

Thanks to all who supported Toby’s first adventure into the digital world! Secret Rare Golden Toby airdropped this week to VeVe collectors who own the entire Toby Series 1. Golden Toby is the quintessential best friend whose heart isn’t just always in the right place but of course is solid…

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Connecting with Memento Moa

In Memento Moa, an exhibition of all new work at the Suter Art Gallery (through June 11, 2023), Gary Baseman creates a mythical land of hybrid creatures – exploring themes of migration, memory, and mortality. In this series, Baseman mixes childhood memory with elements of popular culture (television, film, animation,…

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A History of the Forget-Me-Not Locket

Do you know about the Victorian mourning customs that have inspired Gary Baseman’s work in his new exhibition Memento Moa? During the 1800’s the reign of Queen Victoria influenced many aspects of daily life, not only in England and its broad-reaching commonwealth, but in America as well. This influence included…

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