"Casserole Vice" (2013)
Pictures of gross food, from the same 1979 issue of McCall’s that just keeps giving.
Pictures of Crockett, Tubbs from the LP covers of volumes 1 and 2 of the Miami Vice soundtrack.
Background image is the cover to a 12” dance single.
With a layer of parchment paper over it.
I had all these materials lying around and wanted to do something with them. Here’s how they wound up. Arnold is lifted off the cardboard a little bit to give the piece some depth.
Album cover to “New Year’s Eve with Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians”, painted black
Arnold is from he cover of the Betamax version of “Pumping Iron”
Insert from a Pepsi ad in an old Spots Illustrated
Vantage cigarette ad from a 1979 issue of McCall’s
Insert from an old contest ran in the New York Post, 1983.
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PHOTOSHOP.
Album cover to the “Jaws” soundtrack
Picture of Mayonnaise jar from 1979 issue of McCall’s
Acrylic paint to cover the jar.
Collage of a mailer from Fuccillo Kia, taped together on cardboard.
Every area has a king of car dealerships. In upstate New York, Billy Fuccillo is that king. I got a large baseball-themed flyer for his Kia dealership in the mail several months ago, and it was loaded with different sizes of the same picture as well as his catchphrase, “HUGE!”. So I put them all together.
How can one word be a catchphrase? Here’s the best example of Billy on the internet: http://youtu.be/DXRaboSo70A
"Stan Hansen" (2013)
The master of the lariat and (as 1991 WCW would want you to believe) sloppy tobacco chewing. Whenever I imagine Hansen, it’s always just eyebrows, a mustache, and angrily coming at me.
The Japanese characters spell out “Stan Hansen”, I hope.
Acrylic and marker on painter’s drop cloth.
Don’t really have a title for this one, but my goal was to have Freddy Fender sticking it to some millionaires on a yacht. I hope that’s how it comes across.
Acrylic and marker on painter’s drop cloth
Freddy Fender, courtesy of “The Best of Freddy Fender”, 1977. Glued him to some cardboard, so Freddy is actually about a 1/4” of an inch of the canvas.
Acrylic and Sharpie on painter’s drop cloth
A big, proper version of this random drawing: http://johnnybradigan.tumblr.com/post/357996322/day-26-365-a-while-back-i-made-a-large-piece