This is the latest collection of paintings by one of contemporary surrealism's most influential artists. American Surreal picks up where Dreamland, Schorr's previous bestselling collection of mind-bending paintings, left off. The viewer can look forward to countless hours of eye bulging investigative thought while examining the impeccably rendered subject matter that has become the hallmark of Schorr's outrageous vision.
One of the seminal figures in what has come to be known as the Lowbrow or Pop Surrealism art movement, Schorr has continually and systematically set the bar ever higher in his quest to bring classic old master painting technique to his pop-culture-infused subject matter. This latest collection continues that journey culminating with the epic masterpiece Ape Worship, included in this volume. Schorr's paintings are the subject of museum retrospectives in 2009 and 2010, and are highly prized and coveted by collectors the world over. American Surreal is sure to satisfy those with an overly-developed visual appetite.
A living god of the underground art realm, Todd Schorr's monstrous masterpieces dwell almost exclusively in the rarefied world of the moneyed art collector.
— Juxtapoz Magazine
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Todd Schorr's formative years were spent surrounded by the atomic and space ages, by Saturday morning cartoons and racks of comic books, by Revell models, Mad Magazine, Testors glue, Mickey Mouse, and Rat Fink. The compulsion to replicate these images led to a formal art education and exposure to a new set of influences drawn from the world of advertising and commercial art.
- $ 39.95
- 120 pages
- Full Color
- 10 x 15"
Todd Schorr's work now stands at the forefront of a new upsurge of the imaginative pictorial tradition, and the postmodern idea of each artist piecing together his or her own version of art history is suddenly seeming more reasonable.
— Doug Harvey, art critic