In 2004, Jensen Karp and Katie Cromwell opened up a gallery in Los Angeles called Gallery1988, focusing entirely on something the rest of the art world seemed to be ignoring — works inspired by pop culture. "We didn't expect to be in business for more than a year," says Karp. Today, the gallery is more popular than ever, with two locations in LA and shows in New York City, and it just launched its second book based on the Crazy 4 Cult series. It features fantastic pieces inspired by everything from Alien and Donnie Darko to Little Shop of Horrors and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.

"I think our generation, both the artists and the buyers, aren't solely influenced by the masters like Picasso and Degas," explains Karp. "Now they're influenced by Nintendo and Bill Murray movies."