New Jersey’s Mike Bell offers up an outlandish pop surrealist rendition, The Birth of the Bride. In another piece, The Bride is at once tough and sophisticated, wearing Old School tats, sipping a cocktail.
Bell’s lowbrow art celebrates monsters, pinup queens, robots and Jersey shore memorabilia, with the Karloffian Monster and Lanchester Bride as favorite subjects.
Check out his website and you’ll see Frankie decked out in fez and monocle, leopard-print smoking jackets, channeling Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash, or clinking martinis with his inamorata.
You’ll also see Lugosi’s Dracula flicking a Zippo with continental flair, and other indelible pop culture icons, from Marilyn Monroe to Astro Boy, decorating skateboards and matchbooks.
We'll revisit Mike Bell's universe in the near future, 'cause it's loaded with Frankenstein goodness.