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Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,451 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
With its origins in 1960's hot rod culture and underground comics, Pop Surrealism has evolved into a vilified, vital, and exciting art movement. Includes: - informative essays by art luminaries Robert Williams, Carlo McCormick, and Larry Reid- Foreword by Kirsten Anderson- images from twenty-three of the movment's top artists including: Anthony Ausgang, Kalynn Campbell, Th ...more
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Last Gasp
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Jason
Jun 26, 2015 Jason rated it it was amazing
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This is my kind of art, the low-brow kind. Tattoo's, hot rods, B-movie posters all that 50's stuff.

The book is fantastic, a few of the artists have written some pieces to explain the rise of this art movement.

You have some of the work by Robert Williams who has some of the best titles ever..." Allegations of fairy abuse on chicken hawk island". Then there is Mark Ryden who has an obsession with Nixon, real bizarre stuff. Finally my favourite Camille Rose Garcia whose art is stunning, I could spe
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John Morrison
May 31, 2015 John Morrison rated it it was amazing
Great book about the whole movement. Must have for all art students.
Donald Armfield
Aug 22, 2013 Donald Armfield rated it it was amazing
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More Eye-gasm from Last Gasp

Glenn Barr
Joe Coleman
Camille Rose Garcia
Alex Cross
Scott Musgrove
Marion Peck
Mark Ryden
Todd Schorr
Eric White

Get your eyes inside this book, Underground art at best
Meghan
Nov 15, 2007 Meghan rated it it was amazing
These people are doing some really great things in the world of art.
Nedda
Feb 23, 2014 Nedda rated it really liked it
very cool!
Alida
Feb 14, 2009 Alida rated it it was amazing
Very illuminating as to what is going on in the real art scene, not the pretentious abstact-i've-seen-it-already-a-million-times-before and done by every wannabe artist that gets out of art school. these are what will be considered masterpieces in about 75 to 100 years from now. some are cute, some are disturbing, some are gross, some are clever, some are ugly, some are obtuse. but none are facile or shock you for shock's sake. they do what art is supposed to do - get a reaction and make you thi ...more
Zinc Masterson
Jul 07, 2012 Zinc Masterson rated it liked it
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Kinda like it so far....I will update after fully read. Seems to be trying to be too heady and arty...if those are words for a book. BUT the pictures are wonderful. I like the reader engagement of EDGYcute better so far! Its a good one tho.
Jasmine
Jun 16, 2008 Jasmine rated it liked it
A good selection of some of the biggest names in LowBrow art today. I would have added and excluded a few, but overall, a nicely done book.
Carissa
Jan 07, 2011 Carissa rated it liked it
My favorite artists were Scott Musgrove, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden and XNO. Nod to Niagara. I had to use ILL to get this book.
Claire
May 12, 2008 Claire rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, artsy
Love the work of Camille Rose Garcia and Alex Gross. Most of the others ventured a bit too much into cartoonish for my taste.
Kirstin
Apr 23, 2008 Kirstin rated it really liked it
Several of my favourite artists are included in this fun coffee table collection. Good stuff!
Zoe
Sep 09, 2008 Zoe rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful full-color art plates.
Signed by Kristen and Shag hardbound copy.
Spencer
Mar 02, 2014 Spencer rated it it was ok
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juxtapoz hipster faves
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