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solo exhibition by Max Dalton
On view: July 8th - 30th, 2017

SPOKE NYC is pleased to announce “Maxtape” a solo exhibition by acclaimed illustrator, Max Dalton. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and working as an illustrator and graphic artist, Dalton’s inspiration are the worlds of whimsy and pop culture. MAXTAPE will be Dalton’s inaugural exhibition at SPOKE NYC, following his immensely successful solo show at SPOKE SF in 2015, in which he will continue to apply his distinct illustrative style to beloved films, characters and musical artists.

For MAXTAPE, Dalton has created a wide range of limited edition prints, original pen and ink drawings, paintings and collectibles that infuse his mid-century aesthetic. By doing so, he allows the viewer to experience pop culture iconography in a humorous and playful light.  As an homage to musical greats, Dalton has designed a series of vinyl album LP covers, creating alternative artwork for a variety of iconic albums. He has also drawn a series of pen and ink caricatures, each of an iconic musician, mid-song. Alongside these musical tributes is the painting series “Universal Monsters” which capture some of the great monsters of Universal films in classic portraiture style.