so here's the backstory on this one:
• i originally designed a gremlins poster
for inclusion in gallery 1988
show this past fall.
• john louie
, the actor who played the young boy whose grandfather refused to sell the mogwai at the beginning of gremlins
, saw it and dug it.
• since the posters were sold out at the gallery, he contacted me asking if he could purchase one of my artist proofs, which i agreed to.
• john received said artist proof and subsequently got the idea to commission me to create a companion piece to the poster. he wanted it to feature him as a young boy, the mogwai, and his grandfather as well as references to his family (the chess pieces) and his chinese name (on the cabinet in front of the grandfather).
• i loved the idea and took the job.
• this is the result.
• the end.