​Betsy Thomson

Hoffsteader Gothic

Mitchie The Clown

The one, the only, MITCHELL HOFFSTEADER. 


King Hoffsteader IIIV

Way back, when there were no cell phones, venti cappuccino’s or performance fleeces, Mitchell began appearing in all kinds of my creative projects. His rambunctious but sweet persona has been used to create everything from greeting cards, fashion for both for kids and adults, film, comics, music and stories. Before there was twitter, Facebook and Instagram Mitchell managed to have quite a following. He was part of the NYC downtown art scene. Yes, it is true Mitchie and I are inseparable, however, we maintain healthy respectful boundaries in our relationship. 

Since befriending Mitchell in 1989, he has been generous in allowing me to photograph him on a regular basis. The photos below are only the 'tip of the HOFFSTEADER iceberg'. Mitchell has also sat for many portraits. I have been comissioned to paint Hoffsteader Portraits.

Mona Mitchell

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