Book Review: Idle Hands – The Art of Coop
Review by Christina Diaz
Artist/Author: Chris Cooper aka “Coop”
Coop is a Los Angeles based artist who has spent the last 20 years pioneering the Lowbrow art movement with his smoking devils and voluptuous pinups. While Coop’s previously published works, Devil’s Advocate: The Art of Coop and The Big Fat One, have focused primarily on the artist’s illustrations, Idle Hands showcases a significant amount of Coop’s work as a fine artist over the past decade. Using acrylic paint, Coop takes the bold iconography of his past work and re-contextualizes it on a larger scale, examining its individual parts to create a cohesive whole. This book contains everything that Coop’s fans love about his work, presented side-by-side with a healthy dose of surprises. It’s as high-quality as expected, and as outrageous as hell.