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Exclusive: Gallery1988 to Host IT Art Gallery and We Have the First Piece of Art To Show You!

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On August 31st, Gallery1988 will be host to an exhibit of IT-themed artwork in advance of Andy Muschietti’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel. The exhibit will run August 31st through September 3rd at Gallery1988 (7308 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, CA) between 11am and 6pm. To give you the first taste of the art you can see at this gallery, we’re excited to premiere Laz Marquez’ piece, which shows Pennywise standing in a field holding a red balloon while dozens of other balloons hover around him. Towards the top, a few of the balloons seem to be exploding into blood splatters, the color shockingly vibrant against the black and gray backdrop. You can see it for yourself below.

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Stephen King’s IT has been rated R for “violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jeremy Ray Taylor, and Sophia Lillis star with Bill Skarsgard, who portrays Pennywise. In addition, creature performer Javier Botet has signed on as The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment The Losers’ Club.

IT hits theaters on September 8th. Andrés Muschietti directs.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), production designer Claude Paré (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), editor Jason Ballantine (The Great Gatsby), and costume designer Janie Bryant (“Mad Men”).

Synopsis:
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

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