Mitch O'Connell (and shouldn't he be a fighter pilot or a mercenary soldier with a name like that?) plays a nice game of discretion with his curriculum vitae, but his works fill the empty spaces nicely. This damsel with just the right amount of cumulus near the horizon is framed by appropriate iconography: tempus fugit, heavenly rewards, and carnal satisfaction. The promise of paradise is seldom advertised so happily. Even that smiling little devil seems to agree!
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Mitch O'Connell is a beloved hanger-on of the "Lowbrow" art movement. Mitch’s illustrations have been featured in magazines from Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, to Playboy and Time Magazine. He has created album artwork for The Supersuckers to Less Than Jake and many others. He has exhibited all over the globe, from New York to Berlin and Hollywood to Tokyo and beyond!
The art of Chicago-based, Mitch O'Connell, receives international acclaim from the public and collectors alike. His tantalizing tattoo designs are a fixture on the walls of tattoo shops around the world. Mitch's masterful art has been collected in three tomes, "Good Taste Gone Bad", "Pwease Wuv Me" and "Mitch O'Connell Tattoos."
In the press:
"Beautiful color drawings. Mitch O'Connell is a master of skin deep kitsch." - EW.com
"If you're not familiar with Mitch's work you must be new to this planet." - Tattoo Revue
Mitch is "one of the top illustrators in the country, in fact. You can tell an O'Connell image from as far as you can see it, which is high praise indeed." - International Tattoo Art Magazine
Find out more @ http://www.mitchoconnell.com/