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Abject Expressionism


OUT OF STOCK Ron English has been called the Robin Hood of Madison Avenue for his seminal work in billboard subvertising and is widely considered to be a founding member of the Culture Jamming movement. Abject Expressionism is a comprehensive survey covering 20 years' of English's career, from staged photography to neo-Surrealist oil paintings to street art. English's work often involves "liberating" commercial billboards with his own messages: he wrangles carefully created corporate iconographies so they are metaphorically turned upside down, used against the corporations they are meant to represent. English's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including Paris' MOCA and NYC's Whitney. An important look at the work of an artist who has been at the forefront of activist art movements in photography, painting and underground music. HARDCOVER. 184 pages.

How to Make and Sell Teddy Bears by The Michauds


Here it is and on sale also the best way to make and market Teddy Bears. There are patterns also included. 125 pages of expert advise and numereous designs to chose form. ONLY ONE TO SELL.

Pop Surrealism


With its origins in 1960's hot rod culture, underground comix, and rock music posters, Pop Surrealism/Lowbrow Art has evolved and expanded into the most vilified, vital, and exciting movement in contemporary art. Pop Surrealism is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of this movement featuring 23 of today's most important and interesting artists. Includes work by Anthony Ausgang, Glenn Barr, Tim Biskup, Kalynn Campbel, The Clayton Brothers, Joe Coleman, Camille Rose Garcia, Alex Gross, Don Ed Hardy, Charles Krafft, Liz McGrath, Scott Musgrove, Niagara, Marion Peck, The Pizz, Lisa Petrucci, Mark Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Todd Schorr, Shag, Robert Williams, Eric White, and XNO. HARDCOVER. 156 pages.

Popaganda by Ron English The Art & Subversion of Ron English


SOLD Ron English is widely considered to be one of the seminal figures in the ever-growing culture jamming movement. He has pirated over a thousand billboards over the last twenty years, replacing existing advertisements with his own hand-painted \\\"subvertisements.\\\" Ron is also a well-known Pop painter, whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Paris and the Whitney Museum in New York. This is a comprehensive survey of his art, covering 20 years of his career, from staged photography to neo-surrealist oil paintings, from street art to culture jamming. An important look at the work of an artist who has been at the forefront of movements in photography, painting, activist art, and underground music.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Teddy Bears by Jacki Brooks


This marvelous reference book with photos is a 189 page book is in a encyclopedia format showing some rare bears with a description of the manufacturers and artists.Great Reference book for the art of the Teddy.

The Saddest Place On Earth The Art of Camille Rose Garcia


Camille Rose Garcia's world is a beautiful place. It is the ballroom of an Empire, a forest of aquamarine jewels, a place where cream layered cakes, crystal castles, and opiate abundance serve to sedate the masses. But as the telescope retracts, the glossy veneer of privilege falls away to reveal another reality. Machine guns and machetes decorate the landscape alongside exploding poppies. Deer and princesses hang suspensefully in a cloud of malaise, and disbelief becomes the ether of the living. Ultraviolenceland is the opulent wallpaper of destruction that decorates our lives. Its surface is seductive, its layers are complex, and its future is uncertain. Camille Rose Garcia's work examines ideas of decadence, deception, and denial explored within the context of "Empire." It serves as a looking glass into the everyday violence that supports the current power structure and prescribes a glitter coated pill to ease the swallowing. The effect of the pill once digested, however, depends upon the viewer. Hardbound, 11" x 11", full color, with gatefolds and a special textured cover. 136 pages.

Tragic Kingdom The Magical Art of Camille Rose Garcia


This large, lavishly produced hardcover serves as the catalog for Camille Rose Garcia's first solo museum show outside of Los Angeles. Tragic Kingdom surveys her work with an emphasis on her most recent creations, showcasing paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, prints, and more. Garcia is a notable member of a Los Angeles underground contemporary art movement known as the "Pop Surrealists" or "Lowbrow" artists, who combine dark surrealism with an eclectic array of pop culture sources, including comics, animation, and 1950s television. In this collection she draws upon diverse artistic and cultural sources, such as the work of her former teacher Paul McCarthy, illustrations by nineteenth-century artist Aubrey Beardsley, myths and fairy tales, and Japanese art, specifically traditional woodblock prints and the anime inspired work of Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami. From these references, she has crafted both a style that is unique and content that is a good deal more political than the work of her contemporaries. HARDCOVER. 136 pages.

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