The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary @ Corey Helford Gallery

For their last major exhibition of the year, Corey Helford Gallery are ending on a true high. In partnership with Sweet Streets, the gallery unveils a 70+ artist show celebrating the 40th anniversary of the beloved fantasy film, The Last Unicorn. The phenomenally curated group show includes a host of artworks created especially for the anniversary, celebrated in various styles from pop art to ethereal fantasy.

But wait – the excitement doesn’t stop here! Additionally, Corey Helford Gallery will be exhibiting never-before-seen original film production art (including hundreds of meticulously restored frames), giving viewers a first-time window into the making of the film. What other chance will you get to experience this unique, behind-the-scenes look? To top it off, the event will also have a pop-up shop offering an array of exclusive merchandise, where attendees can shop the exclusive 40th anniversary capsule collection.

The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary group exhibition is the perfect event for fans, old and new. What better way to celebrate this stunning animated classic?

aica: Forever Spring, Acrylic on wood panel 14 x 11″

The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: December 17, 2022 | 7- 11 pm

Exhibitions Dates: December 17 – January 21, 2023

Corey Helford Gallery

Main Gallery, 571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(310) 287-2340

Visiting Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For inquiries, contact the gallery via sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com

Featured Artists //

Adam Wallacavage, Ahoy, Aica, Amy Sol, Andrea Guzzetta, Andrew Brandou, Anthony Ausgang, Arturo García de las Heras. Bennett Slater, Blythe by Junko Wong, Bob Dob, Brad Woodfin. Brady Willmott, Chen-Dao Lee, Chloe Early, Christybomb, Crystal Morey, Danni Shinya Luo, Dewi Plass, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak, Eric Fortune. Esao Andrews, Franc Kaiser, Gary Baseman, Gretchen Lewis, Hanna Jaeun, Harold Munoz. Hayley Welsh, Helice Wen, Hera of HERAKUT, Hikari Shimoda, Ivana Flores, Jackie Dunn Smith, Jana Brike, Jasmine Becket-Griffith. Jason Mowry, JD King, Jennifer Allnutt, Jesús Aguado, Joey Remmers, Josh Keyes, Josie Morway, Junna Maruyama, Kelsey Beckett, Korin Faught, Kristin Kwan, Kristen Liu-Wong, Li ShanMei, Mario Soria, Martin Hsu, Messy Desk, Mitsuko Kuroki, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Nate Frizzell, Nicole Evans, ONCH, Pip & Pop, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Raúl Guerra, Richard Ahnert, Robert Palacios, Ross Takahashi, Shiori Matsumoto, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Sun-Mi, Tarntara Sudadung, Thomas Ascott, Three, Travis Lampe, Yoshimasa Tsuchiya, Yuka Sakuma, Zoé Byland.

Zoe Byland: Turn of the Tides, Acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 27.5 x 39.4“

It’s been 40 years since the movie came out and the unicorn’s journey still to this day captures the hearts and minds of fans all over the world.

It’s a story that’s still very relevant for me and resonates with so many people because the world in which the unicorn inhabits isn’t this pure, innocent fantasy… her world is very much a messy one, like our own, and I think a lot of people can take away from that in these uncertain times.

show curator and Sweet Streets founder, Caro Buermann

From Press Release //

Forty years ago, acclaimed author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle’s novel, The Last Unicorn, was released as an animated movie. Originally produced by Rankin/Bass and animated by Topcraft studios, the film tells the story of an immortal unicorn, named Amalthea, who learns that she is the last of her kind. Amalthea’s quest to find others like herself takes us on a journey about love, honesty, pain, and fear. The story is a timeless classic rooted in real-life challenges and demands. Set in a stunning animated world with a loveable cast of characters who do not always get what they want, The Last Unicorn lasts forever.

The Corey Helford Gallery group show is part of a two-year global celebration in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary and is sponsored by the international animated film society ASIFA-Hollywood, a non-profit dedicated to cultivating and promoting the art, craft, and profession of animation.

The milestone celebration kicked off in July with the film’s first screening ever at Los Angeles’ David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The special event also featured a post-screening discussion between Beagle and film producer Michael Chase Walker, plus Sweet Streets debuted an exclusive capsule collection at the Academy Museum Store featuring t-shirts, jewelry, skate decks, movie posters, pins, and collaborations from well-known Los Angeles pop culture designer and CHG artist ONCH.

The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary group show opens Saturday, December 17th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Main Gallery, alongside The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary Pop-up Shop in Gallery 2 and The Original Film Production Art of The Last Unicorn in Gallery 3.

Jason Mowry: Becoming Tears and Hunger, Watercolour, gouache, ink, and pencil on watercolour paper, 13 x 17″
Yoshimasa Tsuchiya: Unicorn A 1-30 (The Last Unicorn), Painted resin, 18.1(h) x 11.8(w) x 7.1(d)
Gary Baseman
Junko Wong: Blythe, mixed media doll.

About Corey Helford Gallery //

Established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer/creator Bruce Helford, Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art. Its goal as an institution is supporting the growth of artists, from the young and emerging, to the well-known and internationally established. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today’s pop culture. Collectively, their artists encompass style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti, and Street Art. Located in downtown Los Angeles in a robust 12,000 square foot building, CHG presents new exhibitions approximately every six weeks.

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About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk enjoys a life surrounded by art, nature, and curious trinkets. As Deputy Editor, she's worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief for over a decade, supporting with the design and growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the maintenance of the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Natalia also oversees sponsor partnerships for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and distribution of the magazine, so drop her an email if you know someone who would like to sponsor or stock! She also writes for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect.


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