Greg “Stainboy” Reinel has been on the cutting edge of the Rock Art Renaissance for almost twenty years. His eye-assaulting images are an ongoing favorite with artists like The Stooges, Motorhead, Flogging Molly, Mastodon, Pennywise, Elvis Costello and the New York Dolls.

His love of classic 70s exploitation movie posters helped him to earn a recent client, best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Chabon, who asked Reinel to bring the characters of his latest novel, Telegraph Avenue, to life using a series of visuals for the novel’s enhanced edition.

Dark Horse books published the first art book of Reinel’s collected works Vicious Intent: The Rock and Roll Exploitation of Stainboy Reinel, in 2008.

Reinel started out creating black and white punk flyers and went on to produce silk-screened concert posters and art prints. His work has redefined the tradition of gig poster, turning his creations into coveted art pieces that demand attention, sought by fans and collectors world wide.

His huge, fluorescent, silk-screened posters are big and loud with plenty of attitude. “The whole point of creating a rock poster for a rock show is to get attention, generate excitement and get asses in the door. With a gig poster design, I have only a few seconds to capture the view. Being polite has nothing to do with the job."

Greg Reinel has recently become a resident of St. Pete. Hard Core Bubblegum will be his first exhibit in the city. It will include all of his work from rock posters, album covers, designs, art prints, movie posters and more recently, pin up and erotic art. He will be signing and selling prints along with copies of his book. Fans are welcome to bring previously purchased prints or books for signing at no charge. The Show venue will be ideal for Reinel, who has exhibited in more formal galleries, but prefers the nighttime world of music clubs and other decadent venues.

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Doll Parts will be performing along with Car Bomb Driver and the No Loves