rotofugi gallery

Under the Big Top

Selected Works from the Private Collection of Jay Blumenfeld
Featuring Joe Scarano, Shane Swank, Brian Taylor and Mitch O'Connell
August 13-September 11, 2016

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Dimensions given include frames where applicable.

Flash Boy
Joe Scarano
Acrylic on Wood
21.125 x 25.125 in

To Serve Mankind
Joe Scarano, 2009
Acrylic on Wood
14.625 x 14.625 in

The Little Man from Another Place
Joe Scarano, 2010
Acrylic on Wood
16 x 16 in

Nancy/Hot Stuff
Shane Swank, 1992
Serigraph on Paper, #8/9
31.25 x 26.125 in

Take Me to Your Leader
Brian Taylor, 2007
Acrylic on Paper
25 x 29.5 in

Blue Balloon Clown
Brian Taylor, 2007
Acrylic on Paper
24.25 x 28.75 in

Clown Cigar
Brian Taylor, 2014
Acrylic on Paper
18 x 21.5 in

Corn Dog
Brian Taylor, 2008
Acrylic on Paper
16.5 x 19.75 in

Big Hair Grandma
Mitch O'Connell, 2005
Ink on Paper
23.5 x 23.5 in

Alien Shopping Trip
Mitch O'Connell, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
24.125 x 25.25 in

Clown Girl
Mitch O'Connell, 2008
Giclée Print, #10/20
23.25 x 26.125 in

Joy Buzzer
Mitch O'Connell, 2000
Acrylic on Paper
14 x 14 in

Dimensions given include frames where applicable.

About the Collection

We’ve been friends with Chicago art collector and greeting card company owner Jay Blumenfeld for the last decade, watching (and sometimes helping) him grow his impressive collection of modern pop artwork.

There comes a time for nearly every art collector, though, when they simply run out of wall space. Jay turned to us to help him sell a few pieces to make room for new works.

These 12 pieces are incredibly framed with museum quality materials, double thick mats and UV resistant glass.

Many of these works have not been available to the public before now.

About the Artists

Joe Scarano is a NY-based art director and painter whose works recall the odd early days of animation and the dingy despair of the 1930s.

Shane Swank is a Wisconsin-based writer, painter and graphic artist and was the proprietor of Chicago gallery Poop Studios in the 1990’s when the featured work was created.

Scottish artist Brian Taylor (also known by his brand name Candykiller) is a professional illustrator/graphic designer in addition to creating original works of pop art. Among designer toy circles (as well as 3d animation) he is probably best known as the creator of Rustboy, though that is really a small part of the output of this prolific artist.

Chicago-based artist Mitch O’Connell creates both fine art works and illustrations for publications as diverse as GQ, The New York Times, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker and Juggs!

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