Original Art: Mercedes Helnwein

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I was introduced to the work of artist Mercedes Helnwein when reading one of my favorite UK magazines, Lula. Arresting, intriguing, and even a bit haunting, Mercedes’ illustrations are meticulous works of art.

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A little bit Mad Men meets L.A. Confidential, each illustration reads like a novel with secretive and sometimes sinister characters.

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Mercedes finds a way to brings us deeper into her story with each piece.

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If you live in Los Angeles, you might have caught Mercedes’ latest exhibit, East of Eden. You can find upcoming shows and new work on her website.

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