Opening on Friday June 4th, Mishka presents a series of work from Los Angeles based Coop at their Brooklyn based 350 Broadway gallery. This will mark the first time since 2001 that Coop will be showing any work in New York. The show is a collection of work inspired by Coop’s recent collaboration with Nag Nag Nag on his Boryoku Genjin figure. Much of the preliminary work and concepts such as original sketches and header card will be included in the show as well as a very special custom figure by the creator of Nag Nag Nag.
Coop arrived in Los Angeles in the late 80’s where he immediately got to work subverting the mainstream applying his artwork to a number of merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, posers and even Zippo lighters. Much of his work included doing a host of poster art, including rock posters for Nirvana, Soundgarden, The Sex Pistols and album cover art for notable bands like the Monomen and the Ramones.
During his illustrious career, Coop has been featured in numerous magazines and has published two books - The Devil’s Advocate and THE BIG FAT ONE, a 1008-page sketchbook, which was released in October 2002.
Coop cites Robert Williams, R. Crumb and Eric Stanton as some of his favorites and great influences, in addition to Big Daddy Roth, Irving Klaw, Wally Wood, Gil Elvgren, and a host of other degenerates.