Under The Influence: The He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Art Show!
by: -RoG-


He-Man, Skeletor and Faker - the three bears.

Milk straight from the source... er... Sorceress.

Heavy Metal Skeletor and Sasha Grey Teela? Sure, why not.

I really wanted this Masters of the Universe pixel art piece, but couldn't afford it.
Here's hoping the artist puts out some prints in the not too distant future.

Just a little sampling of how the entire gallery was lined with makeshift Grayskull walls.

Well, they do have just about as much articulation as the original toyline.


This photo just doesn't do this piece any justice. It was a huge wall-sized painting of Battle Cat and sold
for over $10,000. Whoever bought it will surely have one hell of an impressive centerpiece for their room.

Scareglow! Good to see another one of my favorite classic figures getting a nice modern remake!

Moss Man will forever rule the world of flocked action figures.
Also, who can't appreciate Wonder-Man and his powerful loaf of bread?

Where is your god now?

All hail Faker and Baby Skeletor!

I never thought I'd see a painting featuring one of the most hilariously absurd vehicles from
the original Masters of the Universe toyline, but there it is... Skeletor's Land Shark!

I also never thought I'd see Trap-Jaw as a Garbage Pail Kid. Clearly, this art show was full of childhood dreams.

A killer painting depicting the origin of He-Man and Skeletor's ongoing feud.

Last but not least, Stinkor hanging out with the only friends he ever had... skunks.
If there was ever a candidate for a scratch-n-sniff painting, this would be it.

That's all for the photos I took of the He-Man art show opening reception. Wish I could've taken more pics, but I only had the small camera with me. Still, I think the photos give a pretty good feel of what the show was really like, so I hope you enjoyed 'em! For those of you in or near Los Angeles, don't fret if you missed the opening reception... the show is still going on at Gallery 1988 until January 29th, 2010 in case you wanna check it out. As you can see from all the pics, it's absolutely worth your time and the good people of Eternia are depending on your patronage.

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Reader Comments

Forum Virgin
Jan 13th, 2010, 10:51 AM
OMG, that Stinkor painting is so adorable! I want one! Were there any exciting Evil-Lyn representations out there? I've always thought she rocked.
the axe and the smasher
Jan 13th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Wow that was awesome, I wish there were shows like that here.
Forum Chaos Lord
Jan 13th, 2010, 01:01 PM
I'm fond of the Parody of "Charity" featuring the Sorceress. On so many levels, it's ironic and hilarious.
lurking on the walls
Jan 13th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Man I miss the 80's

Killer pictures though RoG, made me wish I was there... At this rate it's a matter of time before they do a Metroid show.
Cranberry Everything
Jan 13th, 2010, 02:04 PM
That Scareglow is awesome!
I would love to own one of the "Battle Bones" pixel art prints, but $300 is too much for me.
I'll just stick with my framed I-Mockery pixel poster for now.
Is a RoboCop.
Jan 13th, 2010, 03:34 PM
The last one makes me sad.
aint nobody
Jan 13th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Forum Virgin
Jan 13th, 2010, 05:28 PM
You can see the Battle Cat painting being done in in a series of 1200 pictures here:

The artist's name is Robert Burden and he does some other really cool nostalgic toy paintings including a Voltron one similar to the Battle Cat.
An Arizona Horror Company
Jan 13th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Pure awesomeness in every picture. The first Sorceress painting is probably my favorite.

Thanks for sharing this, man. Makes me miss SoCal a whole lot when you put up this sorta stuff.
Forum Virgin
Jan 13th, 2010, 08:28 PM
If Skeletor did playgirl, I would by every copy I could get my hands on.I would love to have that painting of him on that Battle Cat rug hanging in my bedroom, I wonder what my husband would think?
Amicable Herculean
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:05 PM
That's amazing
Built in the 80s
Jan 14th, 2010, 12:55 PM
That's my kind of art! Now why didn't Monet paint MOTU?! I'd seriously love to buy some of that stuff
Forum Virgin
Jan 14th, 2010, 10:17 PM
"I'll take Skeletor in Playgirl over Burt Reynold's any day of the week." Ooh, ahh.. I'll have to take none of the above on that. Although, I would like to take a peek under Orco's robe, just out of scientific curiosity.
The face of trapped wind.
Jan 15th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Even though I'm not all that big a fan of He-Man, that was pretty kick ass.
Jan 15th, 2010, 02:15 PM
The Power of Grayskull awaits you.
Kat Kat is offline
Breathes Comics
Jan 16th, 2010, 01:44 PM
If I ever saw you in an art show, I think I'd shit myself.
Jan 18th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Wow...just wow. The only thing that could make this better is if someone actually did a painting of an evil Kirby bursting through Orko's chest (hate that little fucker).
good fer what ails ye.
Feb 25th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Not sure why, but I'm particularly enamored with the bear ones.

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