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Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967
by Dominic Molon, Diedrich Diederichsen, Anthony Elms, Dan Graham, Richard Hell, Matthew Higgs, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether , more…Bob Nickas, Jan Tumlir …less
The dynamic relationship between rock music and visual art crosses continents, generations, and cultures. Beginning with Andy Warhol’s involvement with The Velvet Underground in 1967, artists have maintained a strong connection to rock. Artists such as Slater Bradley, Mike Kelley, and Raymond Pettibon have created album covers and music videos for rock bands, while rock mu ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 26th 2007 by Yale University Press
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The catalog for this Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit is a thousand times more interesting than the dull, lifeless exhibit itself. I mean, really, how do you make rock 'n' roll a staid, flat, boring experience? Michael Bolton and others have succeeded, I suppose, and this exhibit certainly was a snooze. Its premise, however, is exciting — examining how the worlds of visual art and rock began intersecting in the late ’60s and forward — and the book redeems it by at least creating an aca ...more