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The Wild World of Pop Surrealism & Lowbrow Art
By Matt Dukes Jordan
9 x 9 in; 192 pp; 180 color illustrations
February 2005 ISBN 9780811842419 ISBN10 081184241X
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"Lowbrow" it may be called, 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 (Teacher's Pet, the upcoming Pink Panther), the visibility of this dynamic work has rapidly increased in the last few years to worldwide recognition and acclaim. Weirdo Deluxe is the first significant manifesto of the genrea riotous blend of pop culture, street culture, pop art, and surrealismand includes profiles of and interviews with 23 leading artists and hundreds of outrageous examples of their work. Special features include an expansive timeline, and peeks at the artists' collections and influences. Weirdo Deluxe is at once a primer and lowbrow art sourcebook as well as a visual homage to pop culture.
Matt Dukes Jordan is a journalist, poet, actor, stand-up comic, painter, photographer, and filmmaker who currently lives in Los Angeles. His articles have appeared in Playboy Online, the Miami New Times, NoHoLA, and Venice magazine.
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