Giant Robot Gallery in Los Angeles has an annual group show where hundreds of artists are invited to submit small, 3x3” works on Post-It notes. The pieces can be bought for $25. It can be a fun way to score original art from your favorite artists and illustrators or discover new stuff. After the initial week or two, the unsold work goes online. (Now online for purchase!)
Here are some of the pieces I sent in for this year:
Here is the art I picked up last year:
You may remember Giant Robot as a magazine in the 1990’s-2000’s. When I was a young Mid-Atlantic Gen-Xer, discovering anime through fan-subtitled VHS tapes, Giant Robot was essential. The magazine was all about West Coast, Asian-American and Asian pop culture. I devoured every issue. The editor then, Eric Nakamura, created the Giant Robot brand and runs the current gallery in Los Angeles. The gallery continues to promote Asian-American artists and West Coast pop and street art. Everyone should follow.
Read this article about the Post-It show, Nakamura, and the artists at My Modern Met —>