Monday, November 21, 2022

The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary Group Exhibition

The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary

 

Group Exhibition

“Lady Amalthea” by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, “Under the Lilac Wood” by Amy Sol, and “Unicorn Solitude” by Hikari Shimoda


OPENING RECEPTION

December 17, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

ON VIEW

December 17 – January 21, 2023

 

COREY HELFORD GALLERY

571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Visiting Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(310) 287-2340

 

 

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is proud to present their last major exhibition of the year ─ The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary group show, featuring new works (from over 70 internationally renowned contemporary artists) inspired by the beloved fantasy film, as well as never-before-seen original film production art (including hundreds of meticulously restored frames) and a pop-up shop offering an array of exclusive merch. 

 

Opening on Saturday, December 17th and presented in partnership with Sweet Streets, The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary group show will reunite fans, old and new, and provide a window into the making of the animated classic, as the exhibition marks the first time in history the film’s original artwork will be on display.

 

All under the same roof, attendees will get a chance to experience a "behind-the-scenes" look at the film, shop the exclusive 40th anniversary capsule collection, and enjoy new works from a generation of artists inspired by the film’s unique artistry. The show is part of a two-year global celebration in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary and is sponsored by the international animated film society ASIFA-Hollywood, a non-profit dedicated to cultivating and promoting the art, craft, and profession of animation. 

 

Forty years ago, acclaimed author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle's novel, The Last Unicorn, was released as an animated movie. Originally produced by Rankin/Bass and animated by Topcraft studios, the film tells the story of an immortal unicorn, named Amalthea, who learns that she is the last of her kind. Amalthea’s quest to find others like herself takes us on a journey about love, honesty, pain, and fear. The story is a timeless classic rooted in real-life challenges and demands. Set in a stunning animated world with a loveable cast of characters who do not always get what they want, The Last Unicorn lasts forever. 

 

The milestone celebration kicked off in July with the film’s first screening ever at Los Angeles’ David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The special event (watch recap here) also featured a post-screening discussion between Beagle and film producer Michael Chase Walker, plus Sweet Streets debuted an exclusive capsule collection at the Academy Museum Store featuring t-shirts, jewelry, skate decks, movie posters, pins, and collaborations from well-known Los Angeles pop culture designer and CHG artist ONCH.

 

The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary group show artist roster features:

 

Adam Wallacavage

Ahoy

aica

Amy Sol

Andrea Guzzetta

Andrew Brandou

Anthony Ausgang

Arturo García de las Heras

Bennett Slater

Blythe by Junko Wong

Bob Dob

Brad Woodfin

Brady Willmott

Chen-Dao Lee

Chloe Early

Christybomb

Crystal Morey

Danni Shinya Luo

Dewi Plass

Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak

Eric Fortune

Esao Andrews

Franc Kaiser

Gary Baseman

Gretchen Lewis

Hanna Jaeun

Harold Munoz

Hayley Welsh

Helice Wen

Hera of HERAKUT

Hikari Shimoda

Ivana Flores

Jackie Dunn Smith

Jana Brike

Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Jason Mowry

JD King

Jennifer Allnutt

Jesús Aguado

Joey Remmers

Josh Keyes

Josie Morway

Junna Maruyama

Kelsey Beckett

Korin Faught

Kristin Kwan

Kristen Liu-Wong

Li ShanMei

Mario Soria

Martin Hsu

Messy Desk

Mitsuko Kuroki

Naoto Hattori

Natalia Fabia

Nate Frizzell

Nicole Evans

ONCH

Pip & Pop

Ramiro Davaro-Comas

Raúl Guerra

Richard Ahnert

Robert Palacios

Shiori Matsumoto

Simone Legno of Tokidoki

Sun-Mi

Tarntara Sudadung

Thomas Ascott

three

Travis Lampe

Yoshimasa Tsuchiya

Yuka Sakuma

Zoé Byland

 

 

Says show curator and Sweet Streets founder Caro Buermann, “It’s been 40 years since the movie came out and the unicorn’s journey still to this day captures the hearts and minds of fans all over the world. It’s a story that’s still very relevant for me and resonates with so many people because the world in which the unicorn inhabits isn’t this pure, innocent fantasy… her world is very much a messy one, like our own, and I think a lot of people can take away from that in these uncertain times.”

 

Open to the public and free of charge, The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary group showopens Saturday, December 17th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Main Gallery, alongside The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary Pop-up Shop in Gallery 2 and The Original Film Production Art of The Last Unicorn in Gallery 3.

 

 

About Corey Helford Gallery:

Established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer/creator Bruce Helford (The ConnersAnger ManagementThe Drew Carey Show, and George Lopez), Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goal as an institution is to support the growth of artists, from the young and emerging, to the well-known and internationally established. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today's pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti, and Street Art. Located in downtown Los Angeles (571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033) in a robust 12,000 square-foot building, CHG presents new exhibitions approximately every six weeks. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, with visiting hours being Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm ─ appointments are only necessary during non-visiting hours. For more info and an upcoming exhibition schedule, visit CoreyHelfordGallery.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. For available prints from CHG, visit CHGPrints.com.

 

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