Friday, February 27, 2015

"The Dirty Needle," a Sinful Show of Erotic Tattoo Flash Delights! NSFW!


The countries most popular show of erotic art,
Detroit's "The Dirty Show(™)," has successfully wrapped up another year
of making the world a more naughty place!
A big thanks go out for letting "The M.O'C Dirty Needle" join in,

by being a freestanding show within a show,
devoted to the art of tattooing, at this spectacular event!
And, of course, another big thanks to the artists that filled the walls
with their triple X rated tattoo flash!

Below are a few snapshots taken in the quiet before the storm, just before 10,000
art lovers flooded the warehouse,
and a couple taken peeking out The Dirty Needle door at the
fun loving debauchery going on all night long
(plus a selection of G-rated family vacation photos of the Mrs. and our little one).
And, most importantly, NSFW photos of what made The Dirty Needle actually dirty,
the tattoos (let me know if you actually get one tattooed)!
If the Dirty Show will have me, I plan to make it bigger and better next year,
and the year after that, and the year after that!
Artists, break out the paper and start working on next years submissions.
Art collectors, start clearing spaces on the wall!

For more pics, check out-
For additional Dirty Needle info-









My assistant and I await the masses!

If anyone wants to get their very own 19 by 27" Dirty Needle poster, here's how!
Minimum order is:
$20 gets you 2 posters (includes shipping).
Additional posters in the same shipment are $5 ea.
Paypal only (info@mitchoconnell.com).
No overseas orders accepted, sorry!
Happily signed on request. Thanks!
Photo by Brian Coleman


http://mitchoconnell.blogspot.com/2015/02/new-moc-tattoo-flash-kind-men-like.html

Kevin Lytle!

Kevin Lytle!

Topes!

Gigi Deluxe!

Maxwell!

Clare Kolat!

Casey Sass!

Sara Ray!

CHema Skndl!

Kevin Lytle!

Kevin Lytle!

Kirsten Easthope!

Omar!

Nole Schuyler!

Jo Swigart!

Jo Swigart!

Jo Swigart!

Randy Candyland!

Mister Sexart!

Mister Sexart!

Sara Ray!

Lisa Pangborn!

Lisa Pangborn!

Orlando Latorre!

Orlando Latorre!

Rich McGowen!

Rich McGowen!

Ashley Ribblett!

TJ Rappel!

Photo by Brian Coleman








Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Gallery of Bad Art! The most amazingly weird, wild and wacky paintings you'll ever see!

Inspiration and passion are the main ingredients that make up a great painting. And you can't always find them at the museum or a fancy pants gallery. Sometimes those works of art are for sale for $20 at the local flea market. The artists are unheralded and didn't get rich off their canvases, but they had something buzzing around their head that just had to be visualized with pigment.
Of course, 90% of all art is awful, including many pieces that are acclaimed and sell for millions.
A giant cynical Jeff Koons 2 story high heart ornament, the 27th guy who thought painting a canvas just white was clever, Cy Twombly closing his eyes and spasming pencil scrawls on paper and pompous installations that consist of random piles of foam rubber.
They've excelled at something else, the amazing trick of making people THINK that their work is valuable, and a sincere hats off to them for doing so!
On the other hand, 90% of the discarded, unwanted and inexpensive pieces of art at your local thrift, garage sale and church bazaar also stink.
But once in awhile, something thought bad, will go so far around the bend that'll your eyes will bug out, sweat will bead on your back and your heart will race in awe
(or at least scratch your head in wonder).
I'm sure also the inclination to root for the anonymous underdog, instead of the heralded artist with a private jet, was a motivating factor.
What follows are the highlights of what I've run across.
They're hanging at the M.O'C manor, or I've photographed them from others like minded art lovers collections, or they've been hanging around the internet and I plucked them down ...for you!
Along with the visionary Sunday painters, I'm sure some are by illustrators that are taking a break from paying work with a personal itch, a high school art assignment, or actual mass marketed art (a fondness for velvet paintings and big-eyed subjects will become apparent)
that are just so wrong they're right. 
BTW- Clown painting (of which I'm showing a few highlights) are so amazing and numerous, that they deserve a Blog of their own-
Also, if you enjoy these, along the same lines, pick up the books "Thrift Store Paintings" by Jim Shaw and "The Museum of Bad Art" by Tom Stankowicz and Marie Jackson, today!



And keep checking back for updates every Friday!































Brought to you by the book that's chock FULL of questionable art!
http://www.amazon.com/Mitch-OConnell-Worlds-Best-Artist/dp/0867197730/