Mitch Miller was an executive for Columbia Records in the 1950's and 1960's. He is more famous as choral conductor. He produced over 30 albums in this role and also had an NBC television show. Sharing his name, I noticed that all of his album covers featured pictures of him on the front. Mitch Miller passed away in 2010, and though I never met him, I can't help but think he may have had a mild streak of vanity. In an attempt to recirculate these forgotten vinyl albums I have decided to make them into time capsules. By painting upon the covers and then framing them, one might never know there is a vinyl within. All of my Mitch Miller pieces feature the Guy Fawkes mask. I collect clam shells from a creek I grew up on. I then grind the shells into a powder and mix them into the white oil paint for the mask.
Mitch Miller I: Oil on album, $250 +Shipping
Framed: $300 +Shipping
Most of Mitch Miller's Albums list all of the songs on the front cover with little animations between each. The songs are arranged in their order in a line formation. I like to block out specific words within the song titles. If read line by line, top to bottom, left to right, I form new messages with the original song titles. This one was painted with the American sports royalty/ actress Rooney Mara on my mind. I have an interesting proposition (non-carnal) for her if we ever met.
Mitch Miller II: Oil on album, $250 +Shipping
Framed: $300 +Shipping
I remember sipping scotch with my grandpa and admiring his piece. He would always get nervous whenever I would hold it up to the firelight. When he passed he specified in his will it go to my daughter. It was until late one night she decided to take it out of its framing and I realized it was a vinyl record. My grandfather had never seen one in his life.
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I began with a window I eliminated from my house in Pittsburgh. After scuffing the glass and applying primer, I apply several layers of exterior white paint to the glass area. I then painted this image of a radio/cellular tower.
Paint on Glass= $150 pick up only
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