Los Angeles' Gallery1988 was host tonight to a special reception that kicked off its gallery tribute to Marvel's The Avengers, hitting theaters everywhere this Friday. While the official art showcase opens to the public tomorrow, May 3rd and runs through Sunday the 6th, SuperheroHype was on-hand for tonight's event, which was also attended by the likes of the film's writer/director Joss Whedon and Agent Coulson himself, Clark Gregg. Even the catering was Avengers-inspired, including elaborate superhero cupcakes by the "Cupcake Wars" winning bakery, "The Cake Mamas".
Gallery1988, which opened in 2004, is known worldwide for its dedication to showcasing pop culture art. The Avengers show features the work of popular artists, including Dave Perillo, Rhys Cooper, Scott Campbell, Luke Chueh, Ken Garduno, Kiersten Essenpreis and NC Winters, among others. For more details on the gallery itself click here.