Doug Handler

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Location Nassau County/New York, United States
Introduction Pop culture has been the biggest influence on my artwork even though my parents were very much into the fine arts. Rauschenberg, Johns, Rosenquist; these were names I heard constantly while growing up, but I was more jazzed by the latest issue of Fantastic Four & Spiderman. This, combined with an early diet of '70s action shows & '60s reruns created my admiration for pop culture. I also lived two minutes from a toy store and for any young kid this leaves an impression, whether you're an artist or not.
Interests Movies, TV, music, comics, toys, etc.
Favorite Movies The Invisible Man, Slapshot, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dazed & Confused, The Stranger, Sahara, The Doors, Yellow Submarine, Total Recall (most Schwarzenegger films), The Jerk, Frankenstein, all Connery Bond films (& most Connery films), most Eastwood (particularly The Man with No Name films). If it doesn't have robots or explosions, I ain't gonna watch it. Also, comedies from the 1930s to now.
Favorite Music Most music from the 1960s & 1990s, Bowie, Zeppelin, Beatles, The Who, Novelty songs, Pre-80s Country, Classical, Alt & New Wave, Hip-Hop, STP, AiC, Nirvana, Deathcab for Cutie, MGMT - if it sounds good, I like it.
Favorite Books Blank sketchbooks