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BLACKIE THE CAT limited edition plush at DCON!

Everyone deserves their own BLACKIE THE CAT! Premiering at DesignerCon, we will release the first limited edition plush version of Gary Baseman’s best pal, Blackie the Cat. This will be the first plush art piece for Baseman to release since Toby. Following the premiere at DesignerCon, we will release the…

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Watch out Mexico! Gary Baseman at CutOut Fest

Gary Baseman will travel to Mexico as the headliner for CutOut Fest. CutOut is an International Animation and Digital Art Festival held in the city of Queretaro. From November 14-17, 2019  this event will offer a program of free workshops, conferences, master classes, projections, and art exhibitions by the most influential…

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Remembering Family and Mythical Homeland

Six years ago this fall Baseman shared Mythical Homeland at Shulamit Gallery in Venice, California. In this series Baseman delves into the real and imagined histories of generations past, interpreting the Holocaust and its lasting effects on culture and identity. Through twenty drawings, paintings, and photographs installed in a literal…

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Baseman at COPA DOMESTIKA in Colombia

Gary Baseman travels to Colombia for the first time to speak at COPA DOMESTIKA, a conference for creatives to learn more about design and innovation. A frequent speaker at international conferences, Baseman will share his latest projects. This fun-spirited professional development event on September 28 in Bogotá also offers entertainment…

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Remembering The Garden of Unearthly Delights

On this day, September 10, 2005 the exhibition The Garden of Unearthly Delights by Gary Baseman opened at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York. Inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights Triptych, by 16th-century artist Hieronymous Bosch, Baseman created a body of work that depicts a fantastically surreal world…

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A Moment Ago, Everything was Beautiful

Remembering Gary Baseman’s A Moment Ago, Everything was Beautiful, his first museum installation that opened September 2005 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The centerpiece of the installation featured Baseman’s 7-foot tall Magi Spirits that represent our emotional memories, past feelings, and circumstances. For this exhibition, Baseman invited viewers to…

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Dumb Luck at Mendenhall Gallery, 20th Anniversary

“When opportunities open up, you have to take them or you try your best,” Gary Baseman has said when asked about the transition from commercial to fine art. So when his friends Mark Ryden and R. Kenton Nelson introduced him to the Mendenhall Gallery, the opportunity to have an exhibition…

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South Africa on Baseman’s mind

Gary Baseman recently returned from a trip to South Africa where he traveled to be part of Creativate at the National Arts Festival. And although he’s happy to be together again with Blackie the Cat, he has some amazing memories and images from the places he visited to share. Check…

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