Tuesday, January 12, 2010

He-Man Art Show !










There were four types of boys growing up when I did. Those who liked He-man, those who liked G.i Joe, those who liked transformers, and the SEXLESS WEIRDOS who liked LEGOS?!!!?! I was 80% he-man with 20% for G.i Joe. I had a couple tranformers but was never into robots and I never had legos they seemed queer.
Any of you out there who liked He Man too will appreciate the show going on at Gallery 1988 its a collection of Art based on the world of the Masters of the Universe aka The best FETISH ICONS THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN. I could go on and on about them forever, the whips and harnesses, rippling muscle, the fact that some of the figures had chest hair and that some were shaved, the over the top gay overtones, the skeletor as aids virus analogies, etc etc etc but I wont because you should know them by now...
The show has tons of pieces by tns of artists and plenty of them are great. I bought one of Faker with a bears head by Steve Seely and the first print in a series of the villains by Dave Perillo.
Click on the gallery name for a link to the show, here are some of the pieces...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

amazing art! thanks for the link. great to see so many different takes on this animation classic.

quien es marcos said...

thanks thanks thanks, soooo awesome

jerek said...

I was G.I. Joe and transformers, mostly G.I. Joe. (Cobra actually, but i digress). I wasn't allowed to play with He Man because my mother was a religious nut and took exception to the sorcery both sides used and the "Masters of the Universe" subtitle they used. (There was only one master of the universe..." I was always trying to sneak in watching the cartoon when I could or playing with my friends He Men...

Walter Cassidy said...

hmmm? I was into He-Man....but I was also really into the 20 Minute Workout around the same time. So I would say 50% He-Man 50% 20 minute workout (Bess was my favorite instructor)...no joke.

but I am a little older...so I was really really influenced by Wonder Woman and the Bionic Man and Woman...

Sexless Weirdo said...

HEY! I was totally into Legos! I built a whole Lego city in my bedroom with masking tape for streets. This was when you got a box of bricks and had to make everything from scratch .... the way it is now you get a box and it is a pre fabricated pirate ship or whatever ... no imagination.

I also had Lincoln Logs!

Mathieu said...

Ok so I was an 80% lego WEIRDO as you said BUT

One of my earliest memories consists of hyper metallically ripped muscle TRANSFORMERS marching around inside my head with GIGANTIC groin plates which turned me on in a way I've never been able to reproduce (yet??!).

That's my other 20%.

Oh and once a friend and I acted something like it out where we put big plastic blocks or cones in our sleeves for biceps and in our jocks for cocks!

But you're right Lego was entirely sexless for me. Hello train sets??

gavin said...

Wow, totally cool artwork!

I liked He-Man as much as G.I. Joe and Transformers. I might have been most partial to Star Wars, but those four were the big ones for me. I got into Super Powers toys, but there weren't many of them.