It may be called lowbrow, but high-profile best describes the cultural impact of this contemporary art movement. Found everywhere from wine labels and high-end bar accessories to major motion pictures, this dynamic work has rapidly become more visible in the last few years, and has achieved worldwide recognition and acclaim. This exploration of lowbrow art is a riotous blend of pop culture, street culture, pop art, and surrealism, with profiles of/interviews with 23 leading artists, and hundreds of examples of their work. It features lowbrow stars such as Mark Ryden, Shag, Robert Williams, Tim Biskup, Isabel Samaras, Gary Baseman, The Pizz, Todd Schorr, Joe Coleman, Eric White, and more -- plus many less-well-known (but no less fascinating) rising stars. Includes an expansive timeline and peeks at the artists' collections and influences. Softbound, color.
192 pages • ISBN-10: 081184241X • ISBN-13: 9780811842419 • Publisher: Chronicle