The Complete Works 1970 1990
Do you buy coin machines because: a) They are fun to play; b) They are a good investment; or c) They are a beautiful piece of art.
If you picked #3, then the Complete Works of Charles Bell may be for you. Although Charles Bell is a collector of pinball machines and gumball machines, he is primarily an artist, a painter, not your typical everyday painter, but one that paints bigger than life painting of pinball machines, gumball machines, toys and other mostalgia.
The art world calls Charles Bell's art "Photorealist Still Lifes." Coin machine art lovers, who like to look and admire the art of pinballs and gumballs are overwhelmed with Charles Bell's paintings.
Charles Bells' paintings are especially eyecatching because they are intensely colorful, closeup paintings of pinball playing fields. Imagine looking at a life size painting and seeing the biggerthanlife steel ball ricocheting against a pop bumper aiming for you.
Bell does not just randomly paint coin machines. A student of his indicated that he has seen Bell spend hours under hot lights placing charms and gumballs in various combinations inside a machine to get just the right effect.
Charles Bell: The Complete Works is a 145 page hardcover book.
This book is out of print.
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