Fans of the Kustum Kulture automotive scene have long been familiar with the work of Christopher Cooper aka Coop. His iconic images have graced everything from band posters to tattoos and hot rods. Being so devilishly good, Coop’s art has been shown at major galleries and museums from coast to coast and around the world.
The Los Angeles-based artist’s latest project is the brilliant book The Art of Coop: Idle Hands (SCB Distributors). This hardcover coffee-table tome features 200-plus full-color images from the past decade, many of which had been kept under wraps until now. Unlike Coop’s previous books—Devil’s Advocate: The Art of Coop and The Big Fat One, which culled illustrations that made him the king of lowbrow art—Idle Hands primarily showcases his work as fine art. Coop now uses acrylic paints to bring his creations to life on a bolder and much larger scale than ever before.
It’s hard to believe that Coop hails from a Bible Belt city—Tulsa, Oklahoma. His renderings of often-naked devil women have been slammed as nothing more than softcore pornography, which makes us love them even more. And yes, you can jerk off to them. As every pervert preacher knows, idle hands are the devil’s playthings.