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Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

Princeton Architectural Press

Edited by Adam Lerner, Foreword by Wes Anderson


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Mark Mothersbaugh is a legendary figure for fans of both street art and music culture. Cofounder of the seminal New Wave band DEVO, he was a prolific visual artist before the band's inception moving seamlessly between multiple mediums creating bold, cartoonish, strangely disturbed works of pop surrealism that playfully explore the relationship between technology and individuality. In the most comprehensive presentation of his work to date, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia features a lifetime of his creative inventions from the beginning of his artistic career in the 1970s to his most recent work, including early postcards, screen prints, decals, and DEVO ephemera as well as later paintings, photographs (such as the celebrated Beautiful Mutants series), sculpture, and rugs. Accompanied by a major six city traveling exhibition, this richly illustrated catalog positions Mothersbaugh as a pivotal figure in the history of both contemporary art and indie culture.

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Size: 8.5 x 10.5 in;
Pages: 240 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: November 2014
ISBN: 9781616892623
Adam Lerner is the director and chief animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

Includes a foreword by Wes Anderson, for whom Mark Mothersbaugh has scored numerous films, including The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Rushmore.

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