No Touching: 'Arrested Development' Gets Its Own Art Show


By Lenika Cruz

The past year has been good to fans of Arrested Development. Though the cult-hit TV show met an untimely death in 2006, its creators announced official plans to revive the show for Netflix and the big screen.

We have even more good news for fans of the show’s notorious but lovable Bluth family: Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will be hosting an art exhibit based on the show called "There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand." (It’s a joke that only requires viewing of the first two episodes of the first season to understand). It’s fitting that the show will take place in L.A. since much of the show was filmed in areas around Culver City and Marina Del Rey.

Gallery 1988, known for showing pop culture-based art, announced that the show will have an opening reception on June 29 from 7 until 10 p.m. The exhibition will run through July 21 (Editor's note: an earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that the exhibition was one night only). 1988 curator Jensen Karp said:

"We always saw Arrested Development as art. In a sense that it's not expected that everyone is going get it, and you had to have some context and knowledge of its history to fully understand it. It became famous and well-regarded after its demise (like every master artist), and now, in 2012, it's influence is seen everywhere. We're just as excited as everyone else that it's coming back to Netflix, but we also want to celebrate the cult that is Arrested Development by showing just what type of art it was."

The exhibit will gather the paintings, prints, sculptures and plush dolls of more than 80 artists to celebrate the Bluths in all their multi-layered comedic glory.

We don’t know for sure, but we assume there will be "No touching."

Gallery 1988 is located at 7020 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles.