30 Years Later – The Films of 1986

What is the greatest year in cinematic history? Not the year featured in the films, but the year with the most amazing lineup of films? Ask 100 people and I bet not a single one of them would ever say 1986.

Sure – you know a lot of awesome movies came out in the eighties, but how did that one year host so many amazing, iconic, legendary films… films that we would still be celebrating 30 years later : Aliens, Platoon, The Transformers: The Movie, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Labyrinth, Stand by Me, Big Trouble in Little China, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Little Shop of Horrors, Crocodile Dundee, The Golden Child, Howard the Duck, An American Tail, Pretty in Pink, The Karate Kid Part II, Back to School, The Fly, Highlander….

30 Years Later via Gallery 1988

The folks at Gallery 1988 (more on them below) recognized the greatness of 1986 and have pulled together some amazing artists for a new collection titled “30 Years Later.”  An opening reception was held Friday, March 25th and the art will be on display at their gallery in Los Angeles thru April 9th, 2016.

Luckily for us all, you can also view and purchase some of these amazing pieces from the comfort of your own computer. Below, we’ve shared a few of our favorites, but there are dozens more on NineteenEightyEight.com

1986 - 100 Percent Soft - 30 Years Later - LE 50
‘1986’ artist: 100 Percent Soft


Aliens - Marinko Milosevsji - 30 Years Later - LE 20
‘Aliens’ artist: Marinko Milosevsji


Ice - Dustin Burkes-Larranaga - 30 Years Later - LE 5
‘Ice’ artist: Dustin Burkes-Larranaga


It's All In The Reflexes - Bobby O'Herlihy -30 Years Later
‘It’s All In The Reflexes’ artist: Bobby O’Herlihy


Little Shop - Jerrod Maruyama - 30 Years Later - LE 10
‘Little Shop’ artist: Jerrod Maruyama


Metamorphosis - Kyle Crawford - 30 Years Later - LE 35
‘Metamorphosis’ artist: Kyle Crawford


Save Ferris - Joey Spiotto - 30 Years Later - LE 25
‘Save Ferris’ artist: Joey Spiotto


Stand By Me - Blake Loosli - 30 Years Later - LE 35
‘Stand By Me’ artist: Blake Loosli


…. and more! Be sure to check out the full gallery here.



Gallery 1988 has quickly become one of the world’s most talked about art galleries. Opened in 2004 on the famous corner of Melrose and La Brea, by California natives Katie Cromwell and Jensen Karp, the gallery has become the nation’s number one destination for pop-culture themed artwork and the premiere venue to witness the rise of emerging artists before they break.

Gallery 1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Gallery 1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

About Sully

Co-founder of Nerd Fu. TV and TiVo fanatic, movie buff, collector of Pop!'s, part-time gamer.

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