Beware of Land Shark: Monster Factory unveils a comical new plush design for Gallery 1988’s group show: “Is This Thing On #2 Too”, a tribute to SNL.
When Land Shark drops by unannounced, you should probably pretend you’re not home. He is NOT a plumber. Nor a dolphin.
Collectable toy brand, Monster Factory is excited to announce that their newest one-of-a-kind plush art piece, “A Monster Named Land Shark,” will be on display at the pop culture gallery, Gallery 1988, in their group show, “Is This Thing On #2 Too,” a tribute to SNL.
For this show, artist were asked to create work based on the memorable sketches from SNL’s long history. For Monster Factory it was a no-brainer to base their piece on the Land Shark sketch because of their big love of all things shark related and their designers’ nostalgic connection to vintage SNL.
A classic SNL sketch, Land Shark is a “Jaws” parody from the show’s first season. Played by Chevy Chase in a latex shark costume, the deadly Land Shark preyed upon young, single women. Under the guise of a plumber, candy gram delivery, or dolphin, the Land Shark would lure his victims to open their apartment doors and then swallow them whole!
The art show features over 80 pieces of SNL themed artwork by a variety of emerging artists. It runs from March 29th to April 20th, 2013 at Gallery 1988’s 7308 Melrose location.
Monster Factory’s Land Shark is constructed from fleece, felt and polyfil, and was designed and fabricated in their Toronto Studio. He is priced at $275, and is available to purchase directly through Gallery 1988’s website: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/monster-factory-a-monster-named-land-shark
And remember, when Land Shark drops by unannounced, you should probably pretend you’re not home. He is NOT a plumber. Nor a dolphin.
Press Package: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3210891/Land%20Shark%20Press%20Package.zip
Blog post: http://blog.monsterfactory.net/limited-edition/beware-of-land-shark/
Monster Factory: https://www.monsterfactory.net/
Gallery 1988: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/
Land Shark Plush Character: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/products/monster-factory-a-monster-named-land-shark
Land Shark SNL Sketch: http://www.spike.com/video-clips/gytf2i/land-shark