Blending cartoon, tiki aesthetic, and vintage illustration, Shag creates art that looks back on mid-20th-century culture, adding modern irony, humor, and joy. Retro on the surface, this art is a loving, fanciful paean to pop culture and consciousness. Carefully designed and incorporating Shag's best work, Art of Shag provides a well-balanced overview of this popular artist.
Over 60 full color reproductions
Essay by Otto Von Stroheim
Shag interview by Janice Gore
This is the final of the series on Chicago, the culmination of Tony Fitzpatrick's interpretations of his hometown. Along with the first two volumes, we see a full vision as Fitzpatrick intended it. Tony Fitzpatrick's works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. Among his works are the drawings which make up the brief chapbook Bum Town, and a continuing series of drawings/collages with poetry.
Glenn Barr's faith challenged cherubs, morally bankrupt babes, and sizzling femme fatales have become iconic symbols of the lowbrow firmament. Glenn Barr's gallery career spans nearly twenty years, and Faces collects details of his best and most revered works. This gift-sized volume comes hot on the heels of his anxiously awaited exhibition of new paintings, which debuts in June 2011 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. A limited run will be made available during the exhibition, with a general release in the fall of 2011.