Max Dower Artist and Founder, Unfortunate Portrait
The artist and founder of Unfortunate Portrait, Max Dower, started his apparel and artwork business after his drawings caught fire on Instagram. Forgoing the bar after completing a law degree, Dower says he “decided to roll the dice, and launch this company that I thought had infinite potential”. Now with more than 30,000 Instagram followers, his LA-based company is scaling globally via online sales and through retailers like Maxfield LA, Fred Segal, Joy in St. Moritz and Barvikhadream in Moscow.
Dower’s art features mash ups of celebrities, a top seller is “The T Party,” a portrait of Mr. T, Ice-T, and the rapper Pusha T. His illustrations are raw and almost child-like, but delivered with a wit and edge makes his subjects some of his biggest advocates. Reposts from the likes of Chris Rock, Ruby Rose, Skrillex, and James Franco have pushed sales. Dower is a frequent contributor to ManRepeller.com and his artwork and business story has been featured on NPR’s Marketplace, numerous fashion and art publications and thousands of shares, posts and tweets.
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