Mister Cartoon

“If you ain’t got tattooed by Cartoon, you ain’t got no tat” – Snoop Dogg

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mister Cartoon was immersed in art from an early age. He began his career as a graffiti artist before branching into murals, album covers, logos, and now most famously known for his tattoos. His richly detailed, hand-rendered designs pull much of their inspiration from the Los Angeles of Cartoon’s youth. At one time, the black and grey, fine line style was synonymous with LA street life. Cartoon’s work has helped bridge the gap between those hardscrabble beginnings and the style’s current popularity.

Arguably one of the most prolific tattoo artists of all time, inking stars such as Eminem (the rapper’s first tattoo ever), Kobe Bryant, Travis Barker, Slash, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, BeyoncĂ©, along with athletes like CC Sabathia, Amarie Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer wear Cartoon’s art on their skin.

Last year, Cartoon designed the City Edition Jerseys for the Clippers Basketball team. He has been the center and producer of countless films based on the exploration of tattoo, graffiti and Los Angelos art culture, including the recent film L.A. Originals on Netflix.

Mister Cartoon has also designed a number of souped up cars, inspired by Chicano lowrider culture. His first ever digital low-rider, the “Grim Sleeper Impala” is on display in Meta_VS now. His artwork, including Long Answer/LA Confidential (available for purchase in digital form for the first time ever) has been exhibited in MOCA – as a rare celebration of street art in the traditional fine art spaces. LA Confidential was also showcased on the cover of the LA WEEKLY for their editorial on the show.

He’s collaborated with Nike, Vans, Stussy, Toyota and many other major brands. Cartoon’s art has been featured in numerous publications including Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Complex, Juxtapoze, XXL, GQ, and others. This year he was spotlighted by Modelo during their Fighting Spirit SuperBowl 2021 Ad.

Mister Cartoon has been dubbed an official Ambassador of LA Urban Culture by the community.

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Notable Sales

This Drop marks Mister Cartoon’s first ever NFT artwork release – While tattooing serves as his primary medium, every form of artwork Cartoon puts out is highly sought after, from sneakers to prints to cars. Cartoon’s tattoos run well north of $50K+ having inked the most famous artists and celebrities worldwide.

The Drop

BEYOND THE STREETS presents Mister Cartoon’s iconic L.A.’s Finest digital mural NFT. The original mural was a hand painted installation at the MOCA Los Angeles for the Art in the Streets exhibition in 2011. A world renowned celebrity tattoo artist and designer, Cartoon set his intentions to create a mural that would honor his roots in graffiti. Understanding graffiti’s ephemeral nature, Cartoon painted an elaborate mural that would only live for the duration of the MOCA show and true to street art style was destroyed at the closing of the exhibition. The mural features a romantic street fantasy collage, mirroring real life characters from Cartoon’s own life experiences. The LA’s Finest mural pays homage to Cartoon’s L.A. using Cartoons signature black and grey tattoo style with a centerpiece with that iconic Dodger blue.

Don’t miss Mister Cartoon’s epic “Grim Sleeper Impala” in META_VS: A CRYPTO ART EXPERIENCE IN 3 METAVERSES, APRIL 5-10, 2021. 50+ Artists, 30+ Galleries Bridging the Traditional and Digital Art Worlds

$1 Raffle! – CALIFORNIA LOVE

Editions: Ten
Pricing: $1 Raffle

*Enter raffle directly on Artwork Page

**MUST have a registered MakersPlace account to enter

***Entries close Sunday 4/11 at 6 PM PT

OPEN LIMITED EDITIONS

LADIES LOVE

Editions: Open Limited Edition
Pricing: $599

*Artworks will be available for purchase for 15 minutes only from 3:30 – 3:45 PM on April 10th

DRU DOWN

Editions: Open Limited Edition
Pricing: $599

*Artworks will be available for purchase for 15 minutes only from 3:30 – 3:45 PM on April 10th

FIXED PRICE EDITIONS

THE VET

Editions: 10
Pricing: $999

*Final Edition will be auctioned

CITY OF ROSES

Editions: 10
Pricing: $999

*Final Edition will be auctioned

LA CONFIDENTIAL

Editions: 10
Pricing: $999

*Final Edition will be auctioned

RARE ORIGINAL DIGITAL MURAL

LONG ANSWER

Editions: One
Pricing: Accepting Offers Only

*24 hour auction will ensue once reserve price is met

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