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Preview Gallery 5: Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show

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Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show is going on NOW, having opened last night at Copro Gallery in the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, in Santa Monica. The show runs through August 19—you can get more of the deets and the full list of artists here: Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show Opens July 15!. We’re giving you one more dose of this killer work as a reminder that you need to see this show.

MORE GALLERIES: Preview Gallery 1 • Preview Gallery 2 • Preview Gallery 3 • Preview Gallery 4

There are over 150 works by artists who’ve been in Heavy Metal, or inspired by it—imagine an art gallery with more than 15 times this awesomeness. Then stop imagining and get your ass to Santa Monica!:

Ausgang, "Annuit Coeptis" (2017), 24" x 18" acrylic on canvas

Ausgang, “Annuit Coeptis” (2017), 24″ x 18″ acrylic on canvas

Brian Despain, "Arzach" (2017), 17" x 11" oil on wood panel

Brian Despain, “Arzach” (2017), 17″ x 11″ oil on wood panel

Dan Quintana, "Arzach" (2017), 8" x 9" oil on wood

Dan Quintana, “Arzach” (2017), 8″ x 9″ oil on wood

David Stoupakis, "Pale Rider" (2017), 24" x17" oil on wood

David Stoupakis, “Pale Rider” (2017), 24″ x17″ oil on wood

Nikko Hurtado, "O" (2017), 16" x 12" acrylic on wood

Nikko Hurtado, “O” (2017), 16″ x 12″ acrylic on wood

Robert Morello, "Crystal Drifters," ballpoint pen &  Dr. Ph. Martin's dyes on Bristol board

Robert Morello, “Crystal Drifters,” ballpoint pen &
Dr. Ph. Martin’s dyes on Bristol board

Skinner, "Megagod Eternus" (2017), 24" x 36" acrylic, cel vinyl, ink

Skinner, “Megagod Eternus” (2017), 24″ x 36″ acrylic, cel vinyl, ink

Brian Viveros, "Metal Head" (2017), 12" x 20" oil , acrylic on maple board

Brian Viveros, “Metal Head” (2017), 12″ x 20″ oil , acrylic on maple board

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Preview Gallery 4: Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show

July 15, 2017 • Articles, Artwork, Heavy Metal News, News, Top News

Today’s the big day, and tonight’s the night! The opening reception for Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show starts at 8 pm at Copro Gallery in the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, in Santa Monica. We’re expecting a large crowd, so you might want to get there

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Preview Gallery 3: Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show

July 14, 2017 • Artwork, Heavy Metal News, News, Top News

Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show opens tomorrow, July 15! The opening reception at Copro Gallery starts at 8 PM in the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, in Santa Monica. A large crowd is expected, so we recommend arriving early. The show itself runs through August 19th. You

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Preview Gallery 2: Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show

July 13, 2017 • Artwork, Heavy Metal News, News, Top News

T-minus two days until Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show! The opening reception is SATURDAY (July 15) at Copro Gallery at 8 PM in the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, in Santa Monica. A large crowd is expected, so we recommend arriving early. You can see the full list of

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Preview Gallery: Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show

July 12, 2017 • Articles, Artwork, Featured, Heavy Metal News, News, Popular, Top News

It’s almost here—Heavy Metal’s 40th Anniversary Art Show, opening THIS SATURDAY (July 15) at Copro Gallery in the Bergamot Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave T5, in Santa Monica. You can get more of the deets and the full list of artists here: Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show Opens

Images from the upcoming show, cover-ized: Paul Roustan's hologram, Brian Viveros' "Metal Head," and Robert Steven Connett's "Cephalopod II"

Heavy Metal 40th Anniversary Art Show Opens July 15!

July 11, 2017 • Artwork, Featured, Heavy Metal News, News, Top News

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. SEE THE WORK: Preview Gallery 1 • Preview Gallery 2 • Preview Gallery 3 (coming soon) Featuring over eighty artists, this extravaganza

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Arcing Toward Ecstasy: The Bold, Sensuous Art of Rubens LP [13 Images]

April 7, 2017 • Artwork, News

Art was a matter of destiny for the Brazilian illustrator Rubens Lopes Pires Júnior, who is better known as Rubens LP. “I had no other way to go, there was nothing else I could choose,” he tells Heavy Metal in our current issue (#285). “I was born into a family of art lovers.

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The Dark, Addictive Art of Matt Bailey [11 Images]

April 3, 2017 • Artwork, News

Matt Bailey modestly lists his occupation as “tattoo apprentice” on his @baileyillustration Instagram profile, but to his 200,000-plus followers he’s a vital artist on paper and in the virtual world. His simple ink drawings, usually captioned, don’t necessarily scream

La cavalière pâle (A princess of Mars) by Apollonia Saintclair

Apollonia Saintclair’s Alternate Erotic Reality, Where the Pleasure Is All Yours [13 Images]

March 30, 2017 • Artwork, News

There’s no need to be coy in this case: Appolonia Saintclair does some sexy pictures. Sexy, sexy pictures. Heavy Metal readers from back in the day might note that she’s in the tradition of European erotica represented by artists like Milo Manara and Guido Crepax; look back another few

Detail from The Holy Batman by Robert Xavier Burden

Toy Glory: Robert X Burden’s Epic Paintings

January 20, 2017 • Artwork, Featured, News, Top News

The Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles is currently hosting a collection of paintings that give a Renaissance grandeur to the action figures and toys many of us grew up with. The show, called “Original Myth,” collects the epic canvases of Robert X. Burden, an artist who has spent