Pipe Smoking Goblet Drinking Retro Painter Magazine Album Poster Pin-Up Kitsch Shoe Illustrator Retro Fun Loving “Prince of Pop Art” Guy, artist Mitch O’Connell has a new career spanning book out via Last Gasp called Mitch O’Connell: The World’s Best Artist. This marvelously massive (and heavy) book, wrapped in a thick embossed glittery squishy cover that’s every bit as fun to touch as it is to look at, will keep Mitch O’Connell fans as well as those curious, busy for hours. This “tome” collects everything from Mitch’s school book doodles to his sold-out art pieces, illustrations from Playboy, Mad Magazine, The New York Times, poster art, CD and album covers, and his illustrations in comics and fanzines. The book contains enough text to give you the low-down on the images and there is a very cool section where Mitch names off and talks about his inspirations such as artists and illustrators Bernie Wrightson, Burne Hogarth, John Romita, J.C. Leyendecker, Ivan Albright, Frank Fruzyna and Mitch’s mom and dad! – fewf… It’s seriously eye-popping and well worth the totally fair $35 suggested retail price.
Mitch is doing a short book tour including a stop here in Los Angeles at La Luz de Jesus Gallery which will also feature a slide-show of his art. Come by, say hi, and get a book signed!
Mitch O’Connell signs Mitch O’Connell: The Worlds Best Artist
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 3-6 PM
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027