GUEST ARTIST GARY BASEMAN & THE PURR ROOM

This October 25-28, The Other Art Fair Los Angeles will unveil exciting new works created exclusively for the fair by Guest Artist Gary Baseman.

As Guest Artist, Gary Baseman will create an immersive experience called The Purr Room and offer two new limited edition prints for purchase, "The Power of Purr" and "The Sanctum of Purr" —available exclusively at the fair.

The Purr Room is an immersive art installation inspired by Gary's animal companion and best friend, Blackie the Cat, who has been in his life for a dozen years. Blackie is Gary's sage, muse, and guru; a magical, mystical talking cat with a special triple purr that is deep, resonant, and grounding.


[Sketch of the Purr Room]

Attendees of the fair will have a unique opportunity to take home prints inspired by Blackie, which come in a limited edition of 100 and sell for $250 plus tax.

"Living in this time of great stress and anxiety, I felt compelled to share with the public Blackie’s gift through this art experience at The Other Art Fair. Blackie the Cat has inspired important characters and themes in international exhibitions of mine, like ChouChou, who takes away negative energy and hate in 'I Melt in Your Presence' as well as 'Hide and Seek in the Forest of ChouChou', and Ahwroo from 'Vicious', who draws blood when he wants attention and affection."

"The Power of Purr’
Edition of 100
11 x 14 inches
$250

"The Sanctum of Purr"
Edition of 100
11 x 14 inches
$250

Baseman explores the “beauty of the ‘bittersweetness’ of life” through painting, performance, illustration, toy design, film, and fashion. He is known for the humorous and sometimes devious characters woven throughout his work, which has been seen and exhibited around the world and includes the BAFTA and three-time Emmy Award-winning ABC/Disney cartoon series “Teacher’s Pet.” He also created the visual identity of the best-selling board game Cranium, has collaborated with COACH, and has an animated documentary feature currently in the works called Mythical Creatures.
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