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Blackie the Cat in Hello Kitty Anniversary Show

Gary Baseman’s new painting Hello Blackie is featured in the 45th Anniversary Group Show celebrating Hello Kitty® and her influence on popular culture. Featured alongside 100 other artists who share their own aesthetic through a wide variety of mediums, Baseman depicts the iconic mouthless white cat hanging out with his own dynamic and chatty…

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Baseman Celebrates the Iconic Formosa Cafe

The Formosa Cafe has reopened its doors, and Gary Baseman was there to celebrate it! Check out this article published by Los Angeles Magazine, featuring Gary Baseman’s drawing in celebration of the opening party at this legendary Hollywood bar. Cheers to the Formosa and long live Hollywood!

Baseman at Creativate in South Africa July 2019

Audiences at Creativate at the National Arts Festival in South Africa will learn about the “Power of Purr” as illuminated by US-based multidisciplinary artist Gary Baseman. In reaction to what the artist sees as his homeland country’s widespread anxiety about a crumbling democracy and growth of divisiveness and racism, Baseman…

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EXCLUSIVE Purr Room Prints Available 6/18 (9am PT)

The powerful connection between human and beast is depicted by Baseman in these images originally made in conjunction with The Purr Room, a sound bath featuring Blackie the Cat’s meditative triple purr. Like the experiential installation shown in Los Angeles and London, the drawings encourage relaxation and calm, imbued with…

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Summer Sale Now: Books Signed by Baseman

Only for a limited time, don’t miss this special book sale of Gary Baseman’s titles. Each book is autographed by the artist, with some specially priced. Head to our webstore here and get your favorite title or two or three!

Bid on Baseman’s Art in LACE Annual Benefit

We are happy to share the news that Gary Baseman is taking part in Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions/LACE Annual Benefit Art Auction on May 29, 2019, at Vibiana with a special reception by Redbird & Vibiana Chef/Owner Neal Fraser. Click here to bid online to acquire your own original drawing…

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Baseman’s Art is Moby’s VICE

Multifaceted American artist Moby shared with VICE news what he describes as his “anodyne” vices, including his taste in art. Surrounded by Gary Baseman’s characters, including Toby, Hump-Qee, and ChouChou, and a painting by Mark Ryden, Moby has collected art as “a way to leave, banal shitty at times malignant…

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Gary Baseman’s Imaginary Friends & Mega World

It’s showtime! Today is the Public Opening of Imaginary Friends at the Tauranga Art Gallery in New Zealand. For this exhibition, Gary Baseman has created and recreated many installations of his art and characters for everyone to experience. On Saturday, March 30 at 1:30p Baseman will give an artist talk followed…

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Gary Baseman exhibits in New Zealand for the first time!

Imaginary Friends opens March 30 at Tauranga Art Gallery in New Zealand. Featuring a collection of dynamic characters that represent aspects of the human condition, these imaginary friends manifest themselves in multiple ways, encouraging viewers to engage personally and experientially, connecting the character’s stories with their own. Artist talks and workshops…

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