If you’ve seen the original three seasons of Fox’s Arrested Development, you’ll know that it’s one of the best written, best performed, funniest, and smartest programmes ever to have graced the small screen.

Its fantastic cast featured Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, David Cross, Alia Shawkat, Jessica Walter, and Jeffrey Tambor as members of the Bluth family (and, of course, the Fünke family), with Ron Howard’s brilliant narration, created by the great Mitchell Hurwitz.

Talk of a revival has been circling for years, and is finally due to get underway with Netflix picking up a fourth season leading up to the long-awaited Arrested Development movie set to come our way in 2013.

Before all that, though, Gallery1988 over in Melrose, Los Angeles, will be holding an art exhibition over the course of the next month in a tribute to the show, and what better way to start the week than with a look back at one of the greatest shows of all time?

“Gallery1988 (Melrose) is proud to bring you “There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand,” an art show inspired by the hugely popular and influential sitcom, Arrested Development. Artists from around the world have created paintings, prints, sculptures and one-of-a-kind plush dolls, all celebrating the Bluth family and their storied run on (and soon to be return to) television. The show will open on Friday night, June 29th, with an opening reception 7-10 PM. The show will run through July 21st. The artwork will go online publicly the day after the opening at gallery1988.com.”

If you’re lucky enough to be living in the area, the artwork will be on display from Friday, 29th June (7-10pm) through until 21st July, and will go on sale on the gallery’s website the day after the exhibition opens. Here’s a brilliant look at some of the things going on display/sale at the weekend. And as usual, you can click to enlarge. Enjoy.

And for an added extra, let’s follow it up with a bit of Tobias.

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