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"Akira" themed Artwork for "Kung Fu Theater" @ Hero Complex Gallery


Above Art by Guillaume Morellec

Presenting a quartet of "Akira"-themed artwork for group art show "KUNG FU THEATER" @ Hero Complex Gallery - Opening Nov 14, with these piece available as "prints" with online sales starting from Saturday, November 15th at approx. 1pm (*link will be live on Saturday) will via hcgart.com!
"KUNG FU THEATER (*not limited to kung fu) is a pop culture show highlighting original artwork by 50+ international artists, inspired by Asian Influences of all types. Co-curated by Craig Drake & Adam Smasher, the show launches at Hero Complex Gallery with a Opening Reception on Friday, November 14th, 7-10pm. Giveaways include a Craig Drake BAMBOO Print…" (Blogged on TOYSREVIL)

Above Art by Matthew Griffin

Above Art "Amid The Ruins" by Laurie Greasley

Above Art by Greg Storey

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