Copro Gallery and Heavy Metal Magazine join forces to celebrate 40 years of sci-fi fantasy and comic art with the Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show. Featuring over eighty artists, this extravaganza will feature art from Heavy Metal’s 40 year history of publishing, new paintings and drawings inspired by the magazine, cel art from the film, limited edition prints, vintage film posters, T-shirts, comics , vintage magazines, memorabilia and more.

Brian M. Viveros will be showcasing his NEW latest special homage painting for this exhibition entitled ‘Metal-Head’

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“ So honored to be part of the Heavy Metal 40th anniversary exhibition! I wanted to do a piece that felt like Heavy Metal to me, with the color palette and vibe and attitude of my smoking girl army. Heavy Metal has been a HUGE inspiration to me. As a kid that movie just blew me away & took me to another place. When I first picked up the mag which was around 1980 there was nothing like it on newsstands. That feeling of each new issue with those bad-ass covers was like magic to me back in the day. VIVA HEAVY METAL!!! ”

For collectors looking to get an epic powerful painting of Brian’s, don’t miss out on ‘Metal Head’ a very distinctive, signature and iconic piece.

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First published in 1977, Heavy Metal, the world’s foremost illustrated fantasy magazine, explores fantastic and surrealistic worlds, alternate realities, science fiction and horror, in the past present and future. Writers and illustrators from around the world take you to places you never dreamed existed. Heavy Metal was the first magazine to bring European legends Moebius, Tanino Libertore, Phillippe Druillet, Enki Bilal, Pepe Moreno to the U.S. as well as showcasing American superstars Richard Corben and Berni Wrightson. The magazine continues to showcase amazing new talent as well as allowing established creators to have “carte blanche”. Heavy Metal magazine is now published six times per year. Most issues feature one serialized graphic novel, several short stories, an artist gallery and artist studio section, a dossier and editorial pages. Featuring Grant Morrison as editor-in-chief and Kevin Eastman as publisher, this new era promises to boldly go where no magazine has gone before. Explore ancient secrets, forgotten worlds and savage futures…

HEAVY METAL 40th Anniversary Art Show – group exhibit
WHERE: Copro Gallery – Bergamot Station Arts Complex
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404

WHEN: OPENS SATURDAY, July 15, 8:00 – 11:30PM
Exhibit runs; July 15 – August 19, 2017

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This event is FREE and open to the public! The Opening Night Event, July 15, will include Live Body Painting, Artist signings and much, much more. Many of the artists will be in attendance!

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