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On Tender Hooks

On Tender Hooks

The Art of Isabel Samaras
Limited Edition Book and Print

By Isabel Samaras,Essay and orchestration by Colin Berry,Text by Justin Giarla,, Lucy Blue,, Shag,,and The Pizz


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Isabel Samaras's quirky, sexy, pop-surrealist art has had a cult following for yearsand now at long last her first monograph, On Tender Hooks, is here. In conjunction with the release of this monograph, Chronicle Books is pleased to offer a limited edition book and print.

Edition limited to 100 and 5 artist's proofs
Print: Honey Dripper (Goldilocks & the Three Bears), 2008
Signed and numbered by the artist, 8x10 Gicle print

Drawing her influence from classic TV shows and paintings by the Old Mastersfor example riffing on Gricault's Raft of the Medusa by replacing the figures with characters from Gilligan's IslandSamaras has created a witty, erotic, and surreal body of work. This fresh and dazzling volume includes a three-way interview between Samaras and fellow low-brow artists Shag and The Pizz, as well as delightful and enlightening commentary from gallerist Justin Giarla and art writer Colin Berry, and an erotic short story by Lucy Blue.

More Details

Size: 9-5/8 x 10 in;
Pages: 160 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: May 2009
ISBN: 9780811870870
ISBN10: 811870871
Artist Isabel Samaras's work has been featured in numerous books, magazines, television shows, and a documentary film. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Because of its deluxe nature and unique components, this limited edition package is being sold non-returnable. All sales are final.