New scratchboard portraits by Bill Russell:
Custom motorcycle helmet painted by Alëna Skarina.
September 12, 2014
Maurice’s show, “Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop” was given a double page review in the Manchester Evening News.
The show in Manchester, England is a flamboyant new exhibition of Maurice’s contribution to illustration, underground comics and contemporary erotica. This is Maurice Vellekoop’s first European solo exhibition with a wide selection of his erotic work on show alongside examples of his mainstream editorial work. The exhibition comes at a moment of renewed significance for Maurice as he embarks upon a graphic memoir, I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together! commissioned by the Canadian Council for the Arts and edited by author and award-winning art director Chip Kidd, to be published by Pantheon Books.
The exhibition is supported by a programme of events and activities that address notions of private shame, empowerment, sex-positivism and the often overlooked role of personal fantasy in critical cultural appreciation.
Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice VellekoopThe show is at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester, England from 15 August to 13 September 2014. The show will move to a Liverpool venue and dates will be announced soon.
Curated by Bren O’Callaghan, is supported by Arts Council England, Manchester Pride and Homotopia Liverpool.
September 10, 2014
The 24-page portfolio, is being printed at Colour Innovations’ Toronto plant on an 11-colour Heidelberg 40″ Perfector press, utilizing Colour Innovations’ patented CIX metallic ink printing process. The paper, courtesy of Ariva, is Sappo HanoArt gloss cover and text. Printed with Metalstar® Pantone® premium silver ink, courtesy of Ekart, a leading international manufacturer of metallic pigments for the graphic arts industry.