“The Prince of Pop Art”, Mitch O’Connell is a beloved, cherished and respected leader of the “Lowbrow” art movement and one of the greatest illustrators of all time!* Inspired by Pin-ups, hot-rods, comics, sideshows and all things kitsch, cuddly and curvaceous, he takes the vintage and makes it contemporary with his distinctive, eye-popping Pop Art imagery. He’s happy to play nice and follow instructions with illustration assignments for nearly every publication on Earth. Magazine work includes Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, GQ and Playboy! Overnight deadlines met for newspapers include The New York Times, Village Voice, Chicago Tribune and dozens more! He’s been featured in the world of rock ’n’ roll on album covers and posters for groups from The Ramones to Weezer to No Doubt to Moby! Mitch’s doodles are utilized in advertising campaigns for major companies from McDonalds to KFC, 7-11 to Coca-Cola! And when he’s not working with an art director, his fine art paintings have been exhibited in sold-out gallery shows from New York to Berlin, Tokyo to Miami and Hollywood to Mexico City.
His sexy tattoo flash is a fixture on the walls of tattoo shops around the word (and on the bodies of thousands of tattoo lovers) with many of the designs collected in two bestselling books “ Mitch O’Connell Tattoos Volume 1” and “Mitch O’Connell Tattoos Volume 2“! His newest book, “Mitch O’Connell, the World’s Best Artist by Mitch O’Connell” is a huge career-spanning retrospective look at his art from the age of 3 to now!
Critics have declared:
"A pop surrealist and low-brow luminary ...an over-the-top, kitschy, vibrant mood-elevating coffee table book!" -Huffington Post
"Oozing charm! Bright and Brash!" -Chicago Tribune
"A Brilliant American artist!" -Hi-Fructose Magazine
"An eye-popping curation of the pop artist's finest illustrations!" -Yahoo! Music
"We're smitten with everything Mitch has ever done. There's no escaping that his art is awesome!" -Bizarre magazine
“I'm tempted to tear out the pages and hang them on the wall!" -USA Today
So, in case we weren’t clear, here’s what we’ve learned today:
1) Hire Mitch!
2) Buy his art!
3) Get tattooed with his designs!
4) Purchase his books!
And for even MORE!
* Yes, of course Mitch is writing this all himself! But isn’t it much more impressive when it seems like someone else is praising him? :-)
251 Designs, Bigger and Better!
by Mitch O'Connell