A new illustration for the Required Reading show at Gallery1988 West in LA. The show is full of artwork based on classic and cult literature. I wanted to base my piece on Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho since, for better or worse, it's one of the most impactful books I've ever read. I'm not easily rattled by fiction, but I read it again to prepare for the show, and it's still a difficult read. Between the endless descriptions of what designer brands everyone is wearing, the products in Patrick Bateman's apartment, and the chapter-long interludes about the history and discography of his favorite bands, are some of the most brutal descriptions of torture and murder imaginable.
The print is a hand-numbered edition of 40. The show is open until Dec 22nd, so if you're in the area you should check it out to see lots of great art. If you're not in the area, or just lazy, you can always buy a print online.