World of Wonder Storefront Gallery

“A zany art scene and gallery that both celebrates and skewers the industry town’s mystique.” –LA Weekly

The World of Wonder Storefront Gallery was home to a pop art and the pop culture revolution. Located two blocks east of the world famous Hollywood & Highland, it was a place where high art and low brow collide. Opened in August 2007 on the former site of a Hollywood Boulevard sex shop, the gallery underwent extensive renovations.

Growing quickly from underground sensation to a mainstream notoriety, the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery frequently attracted international press attention, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Times of India, UK Daily Mirror, Us Weekly, Art US, and on MTV, Fox News, and internet sites TMZ, E! Online, Perez Hilton, Reuters and Yahoo News. Frequent contributors to the group shows included New York society photographer Patrick McMullan, to up-and-coming art world superstars Jamie Boling, Corey Smith and Jason Kronenwald.

Check out some of the art below

What A Hoot

Black Moon Owl  by Clancy Cavnar

An Artful Discourse on Owlism in Contemporary Society Owl-a-Day Artist Clancy Cavnar (who literally paints - you guessed it - an owl every day) filled the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery with over 100 of her owl paintings. The gallery was transformed into a leafy forest for the night, as Cavnar explores the different moods, shapes and personas ... See the Rest

Name That Toon

Octomom Art by Sham

Celebrating the Cartoon talents of 8 animated Angelenos. Angus Oblong, Ben Tegel, Glen Hanson, Sam Woolley, Sham, Tennessee Loveless, Todd Goldman, and Trevor Wayne. ... See the Rest

Dial M for Madonna

MAD-onna by Paul Monroe

Dial M for Madonna, curated by James St James and Steven Corfe was a 40-artist-strong group show of all things Madge, from a conical bra made entirely of chocolate to a photograph of the Village Voice’s Michael Musto spoofing Madonna’s Sex book, “standing naked in a Jersey street with nothing but a wig and a cig to distract from my painfully tucked ... See the Rest

Hollywood DC

Gum Blonde LIII by Jason Kroneburg

Lights Camera Election! ... See the Rest

RuPaul’s Drag Race Art Show

Connie Girl by Aaron Cobbett

In honor of RuPaul's Drag Race, the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery presented the largest exhibition of art by and about drag queens ever assembled (we're pretty sure, anyway). ... See the Rest

Dolly POP

Love is Like a Butterfly by David Mitchell

Among the visual candy in this show was an original piece by New Yorker illustrator Robert de Michiell, Jason Kronenwald's portrait made from chewed gum, and a painting by Bubbles the Artist (aka Friends theme-song writer Allee Willis). ... See the Rest

Bettie Page Art Show

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With her trademark black bangs and care free smile Bettie Page dominated the girlie magazines of the 1950s, starting a one-woman sexual revolution. Over 50 years later her popularity continues to grow with a fanatic fan base and as an acknowledged fashion inspiration to the likes of everyone from Katy Perry to Dolce & Gabbana. The muse to ... See the Rest

99 Only Art Sale

Harlow with Harp by Daisy

Showcasing over 999 affordable paintings – nothing over $99! WOW’s economic bail-out package revealed – Cheap art for charities sake! Portion of the show’s proceeds donated to Midnight Mission: Rehabilitating Skid Row’s Homeless Curated by Thairin Smothers, Steven Corfe and James St James ... See the Rest

2 Girls, 1 Gallery

Llewellyn  by B. Calinsky

Co-curated by James St James, Steven Corfe and Thairin Smothers, the gallery has celebrated pop culture in a multitude of mediums. "From high art to low brow," the gallery always strived to set itself apart from the cold, impersonal elitism of the current art scene, by introducing new artists and giving local personalities a platform and a voice in ... See the Rest