Thursday, December 27, 2012


The Titians of The Arts, Mitch O'Connell (artist)
and Joseph Allen Black (designer),
are making a rare reunion appearance together to autograph their book,
"Mitch O'Connell, the World's Best Artist, by Mitch O'Connell"!

Friday, February 1, 2013!
6:00pm until 8:00pm!!
Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery
2780 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago!!!

A little about Mitch and Joe.
In 1989 they founded The Chippendales,
an all male dance troupe that thrilled millions
of female patrons with erotic choreographed gyrations
touring the world for over a decade. Sadly, as you're sure to
remember, during the 1999 New Years Eve show, a faulty batch
of rip-away pants resulted in disaster.
The outcome was a severe groin pull for Mitch and
the tragic loss of Joe's inner thigh muscles.
Both men would never perform again.
In the following years, Mitch sought seclusion in Holland
and took up art painting landscapes in the Dutch hills.
Unbeknownst to each other, Joe also moved to the Netherlands
and became Amsterdam's #1 graphic designer specializing
in pamphlets for the burgeoning prostitution and drug trade.
In 2009 a stir was created when these two superstars
accidentally met again at a Mitch gallery opening.
Old habits die hard, as they were both attired in the
same unique formalwear, tight black pants,
white cuffs, white collar, black tux tie, and shirtless.
Conversation lead to the decision to combine their
new skills and produce a book of Mitch's art.
Along with recruiting the former president of
The Chippendales Fan Club, Colin Turner,
who had gone on to become a book publisher at
Last Gasp Books, the "Three Musketeers," have made
what is arguably the most exciting book of the ages,
"Mitch O'Connell, the World's Best Artist, by Mitch O'Connell"!

FYI- Won't be able to make it, but still want a signed copy?
Just go to my website!

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