“MEL ODOM Hard Stuff”

21st April 2021, 12:00 am

Date(s) - 21st Apr 2021 - 23rd Jun 2021
All Day


The online exhibition will be live
and the gallery installation will be
on view in Hollywood.








800 Men G.M.H.C., 1985

The North Carolina-raised, New York City based artist began his career as an illustrator in 1975 in New York City where he started his iconic oeuvre of Art Deco inspired drawings of stylized figures. Somber yet seductive feelings of mystery live in the beautifully rendered faces of his subjects that have marked his signature style. Odom’s illustrations have been featured in magazines such as Blueboy, Interview, Time, and Playboy where he was named “Illustrator of the Year” in 1980. He has won multiple awards from the Society of Illustrators along with other graphics and illustration organizations and his work has graced book covers from a variety of international publications.

Five special edition prints are available for sale, signed and numbered.

Colmar, 1982


An exclusive Mel Odom retrospective

    Hard Stuff is a two-part exhibition that is curated by the award-winning artist himself. It will be online and in-person and features both personal work and commercial work that celebrates Mel Odom’s career as a champion of Homoerotic artistry.

As a new exhibition at @tomoffinlandstore brings together 100 of the artist’s drawings made
between 1975 and 2019, Odom opens up to @missroseneditions about the
“below-the-surface eroticism” of his dreamy works.

Published: 21st April 2021

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