A New Print by Dave MacDowell is now available for you to check out. “Appetite for Veruca” is a archival Pigment Print on the 300gms art paper. Paper size measures 15.5 x23″ Each hand signed by the artist lower right from an edition of only 30.
Appetite for Veruca is a blend of the world of Willy Wonka with arguably one of the most famous paintings of lowbrow art culture by Robert Williams’
Dave MacDowell: “I decided to pay homage to Robert Williams classic ‘Appetite For Destruction.’ There’s actually been a small print of the original hung over my easel for the past 2 months, and I’d driven myself to madness pondering how to respectfully twist it with integrity. Like a lot of people, I was introduced to Robert Williams genius via the first “Guns and Roses” album cover. With its exploding security headed Robot, and the taboo underpants around the knees, to me, made it most iconographic hardcore image that I’d ever seen. I believe the theme of the original painting referred to the spirit of war upon US industry, and its proclivity to “screw over” the independent small business owner. Conceptualizing and drawing it out came pretty easy once I dropped the politics, and just looked at it as a fun-loving “love letter” to one of the most kick ass paintings of all time.”
David MacDowell was raised by a television set, and soaked in culture like a sponge. A self-taught artist, he incorporates media and social themes into brilliant and controversial satirical paintings. Working primarily with acrylics on canvas, David is not afraid of tapping into the dark side of American media worship. He tops off celebrity renderings with crying babies, candy colored nightmares, and a hilariously acidic sense of humor. Some have called his work a virtual “Disneyland on acid”. By bravely peeling away the veneer of pop culture, he validates the abused underbelly of society with x-ray glasses. With an ever-expanding list of international clientele, David’s work can be found in Atlanta, California, Florida and New York and now at Dirty Pilot.