Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open

Don’t call Gary Baseman’s “The Door Is Always Open” a retrospective because it’s more than that. Yesterday was the first day people could quite literally immerse themselves in Gary’s world. Inspired by his childhood home, “The Door Is Always Open” is a large-scale installation featuring a collection of Gary’s fine art, illustration, animation, performance and toy design.

Last night Gary kicked off the launch of “The Door Is Always Open” with an aptly named “house party”. The evening featured a cast of his characters, a DJ set by artist Shepard Fairey (who he did the Partisan print collaboration with), live music by Nightmare and the Cat, art making, piñata-breaking, and more.

“The Door Is Always Open” runs through August 18th so you’ve got plenty of time to check it out!


The Door Is Always Open, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18 inches


“The Door Is Always Open” by Gary Baseman available via Rizzoli


Shepard Fairey x Gary Baseman Partisan Print

For more information:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open
April 25th – August 18th, 2013