rotofugi gallery


Mike Bell — Pop Bot

Pop Bot
New Works Mike Bell
July 18-August 9, 2020


See something you like?

Works from this exhibit are available for immediate reservation/purchase via email to gallery@rotofugi.com with your first and last name, phone number (in case we need to contact you with any questions) and your selection(s) including the item number. If you have multiple selections but only want the first (or first two for example) that are available, please note that in your email. We will respond with a payment link to complete the reservation if your request is the first received.


Click on images to enlarge / view slideshow. Sizes given are in inches and do not include the frame (if framed).

1
Astro Sane
Acrylic on Canvas
16x16
$600
Available

2
Astro Comes of Age
Acrylic on Canvas
48x48
$3000
Available

3
Space Beats
Acrylic on Canvas
24x24
$900
Available

4
Astro’s Clash in the Cosmos
Acrylic on Canvas
30x15
$1000
Available

5
Cocktails with Leia
Acrylic on Canvas
24x24
$1000
Available

6
Tin Heart
Acrylic on Canvas
15x30
$1000
Available

7
Tetsujin 28-Go
Acrylic on Canvas
30x24
$900
Available

8
Robo Rapture
Acrylic on Wood
12x9
Sold

9
Robo Funk
Acrylic on Wood
12x9
Sold

10
Skullbot-J•113
Acrylic on Board
4x4
$225
Available

11
Skullbot-Z-29
Acrylic on Board
4x4
$225
Available

12
Astro Deck
Acrylic on Skateboard Deck
32x8
$450
Available

13
Gigantor Deck
Acrylic on Skateboard Deck
8x32
Sold

14
The Child Match
Pencil on Matchbook
2x4
Sold

15
Mandalorian Match
Pencil on Matchbook
2x4
Sold

16
Space Monster Match
Pencil on Matchbook
2x4
$250
Available

17
Iron Giant Match
Pencil on Matchbook
2x4
Sold

18
Gigantor Match
Pencil on Matchbook
2x4
Sold

19
Astro Match
Pencil on Matchbook
2x4
Sold

20
B-9 Match
Pencil on Matchbook
2x4
$250
Available

21
Robbie Match
Pencil on Matchbook
2x4
Sold

About the Artist

Iconic pop culture imagery splashed across modern-day situations is the blueprint for Mike Bell's canvases. The result? A vibrant, bold, offbeat and humorous narrative – true lowbrow. Classic monsters, science fiction, vintage toys, MAD Magazine, pin-ups and Japanese cartoons are among the cultural forces of Bell’s youth that find their way to the end of his paint brush to tell a figurative story and give us an outcome that can be pretty weird, yet ultra cool.

In recent years, Mike Bell has also created a unique gallery - drawing black and white pencil portraits of iconic celebrities on matchbooks, while using the actual matches in the display.

Borne of an act of random bar doodling, his matchbook art has become increasingly popular. Currently, approximately 40 of Bell's matchbooks are touring the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museums. His take? “Everyone likes to play with matches.”

On a personal note, Bell is proud to tell you he's from the Jersey Shore - born and raised. When he's not creating his next match piece or monsterpiece in his home studio, or making appearances at his many solo and group shows, you can find him with his toes in the sand or lounging in his backyard hammock


Purchasing an Exhibit Piece

To purchase an exhibit piece please note the item name and number and email us at gallery@rotofugi.com with your first and last name, phone number (in case we need to contact you with any questions) and your selection(s) including the item number. If you have multiple selections but only want the first (or first two for example) that are available, please note that in your email.

We will respond to your email and provide an online invoice that you can use to make the purchase if the items you want are available. For new exhibits (preview) we usually respond in 1-3 hours at most, for ongoing or past exhibits expect a response in 48 hours or less. Payments will be required upon receipt of the payment link to guarantee your purchase.

Shipping

For ongoing exhibits, all shipping charges will be invoiced separately at the end of the exhibit. Shipping invoices will be sent within 5 days (approximately) of the end of the exhibit.

For purchases from exhibits that have ended we will provide a shipping quote before collecting payment.

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