MARK BODE  "T Bird Parking Only" No Parking Sign

MARK BODE "T Bird Parking Only" No Parking Sign

$800.00

Mark Bode- "T Bird Parking Only" No Parking Sign - Acrylic, Spray and Marker on flexible Plastic No Parking Sign . Size measures  12"x 18" from 2017 

Mark Bode is the son of legendary underground cartoonist Vaughn Bode. The Bode family style of characters are the very foundation of the graffiti characters of today. Mark has been continuing his fathers work since the late 70s starting in Heavy Metal magazine and has worked for countless publishers, magazines, clothing, and toy companies . Marks murals and paintings have been on walls and galleries and museums across the globe. He is best known for his  work on his fathers creations like Cheech Wizard and Cobalt 60. Mark resides with his wife Molly of 32 years in San Francisco California. 


 

 

About the Artist

Mark Bode

In 1975  a light left this world taking with it a magnificent universe filled with nymphs and gnomes and  little creatures  that lived their often tragic lives in front of our eyes. This light was Vaughn Bode. His short professional career only spans one decade from 1965 to his death in 1975. That same year in 75 a handful of graffiti artists hit the NYC subway cars with comic books in tow and decided to bust a Bode character next to their piece. The rest was history.  Year after year artist after artist imitated the characters done by early graffiti writers. Soon people didn't even realize where these characters originated. Since then, Vaughns wife Barbara and son Mark started reprinting the material in the early 80s. Books such as Erotica, Deadbone and Cheech Wizard became accessible to new school writers and the Bode characters became icons in the graffiti world. No other characters are so borrowed with such fervor as the beloved Bode characters. Many of Vaughns originals were sold over a 25 year period by the Bode estate and very few original pieces exist today. Vaughn  is gone but the legend lives on  through his son Mark Bode. Mark revived the Bode universe that was cut short and has had his own career and string of hit comics and has been  doing spray can murals and gallery shows globally, making Da Bode a  brand name with world wide recognition. Mark brings those classic images  back to the light in a medium that can be displayed and cherished for the new generations to come. Hence Mark and Vaughn Bodes   "ICONS" Dirty Pilot presents 20 new pieces created specifically for this show recreated in a large format from the classics Bode strips.