LINCOLN PARK — An art show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of "Ghostbusters" is making its only Midwestern appearance at Rotofugi in Lincoln Park this weekend.
A few fans have already forewarned the gallery that they will be showing up in their replica Ecto-1.
"At the end of the day, that's all we can really ask for," said Jensen Karp, co-owner and co-curator of Gallery 1988.
Paul Biasco outlines the "Ghostbusters" event this weekend:
More than 90 artists contributed "Ghostbusters"-themed pieces for the show, which will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.
The show was put together by Los Angeles-based Gallery 1988, one of the nation's top pop-culture art galleries.
Rotofugi, 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., is known as one of the world's top toy stores and also regularly showcases pop culture-related art.
The shop's owner Kirby Kerr expect's Friday's opening to be crazy.
"There’s no fighting between West Coast and Midwest. We are making love," he said.
The show will include painting by contemporary low-brow artists and illustrators doing their spin on "Ghostbusters."
There will be original artwork, limited-edition prints and apparel from the artists including Mike Mitchell, Tara McPherson, Anthony Petrie, DKNG and more.
Gallery 1988's last project included a marketing campaign for "Breaking Bad" involving screen prints and an art show, and when that was finished, the question was what to do next.
"We literally couldn't come up with a more dream project for the gallery than being able to tour around with an art show that celebrates the 30th anniversary of 'Ghostbusters,'" Karp said.
Karp said the decision to bring the show to Rotofugi was a no-brainer, as the celebrated shop has been known to take great risks and exhibit new artists.
"They are definitely doing their own thing and not just copying trends in our genre," Karp said. "We always look forward to see what they're showing monthly."
Gallery 1988 first brought the traveling show to New York in April and will end in San Diego at Comic-Con.
The show will be open from 7-10 p.m. Friday and will run through Sunday.