Chris Cooper, better known as COOP, is an Artist from California. He's specialized in Hot-Rod inspired Art throughout the 1990's. Coop was born in Oklahoma and currently resides in California, where he still makes art.
I'm an art dealer who has collected a vast majority of the posters that made him famous throughout the 90's. I'll be showcasing the posters here for your viewing pleasures, as well as selling some of the posters from my own personal collection. I am not Chris Cooper, nor am I impersonating him. All of the posters shown here, I have purchased and currently own.
Everyday, I plan to post a new print I have available.
Dimensions: 23” X 25” Event: The Urinals, Creeper Lagoon & The Dismemberment Plan Concert Special: Signed & Numbered Technique: Screen Print Venue: The Kilowatt - San Francisco, California Year: 1997 What I’m Selling It For: $100.00
Dimensions: 22.5” X 35” Bands: Green Day & The Riverdales Concert Series: Signed & Numbered Out Of 1450 Technique: Screen Print Venue: Olympic Auditorium - Los Angeles, California Year: 1995 Price I’m Selling It For: $175.00
Coop - 1996 - “Man or Astro-Man?, Subsonics & Aquabats”
Dimensions:23” X 23” Event: Man Or Astro-Man?, Subsonics & Aquabats Concert Technique: Screen Print on Thick Stock Venue: Troubadour - West Hollywood, California Year: 1996 Price I’m Selling It For: $90.00
Coop, real name Chris Cooper, is a hot rod artist working from Los Angeles. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1968, and describes his occupation as “Insensitive Artiste”. His work consists primarily of barely clothed Bettie Page-style 1950s soft pornography and/or B-movie monsters, with the female characters often taking the role of “Devil-Women”. The image most often associated with his work is however slightly more tame: the face of a grinning devil with a smoking cigar clamped in its teeth.
Coop has become popular with certain bands and labels and has provided art for several Sympathy for the Record Industry releases as well as the posters for Reverend Horton Heat, Lords of Acid, Green Day, Nirvana, Soundgarden and The Foo Fighters.
Coop is an avid hot rod enthusiast and well-known amongst the Kustom Kulture community. He makes an annual appearance at the Mooneyes Xmas party. He released a book in 2001 called Devils Advocate: The Art of Coop. In 2004 he released The Big Fat One, containing 1008 pages of collected sketches, and has recently formed a collaboration with Hot Wheels to sell a series of miniature “Coop-Customized” hot rods.