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November 14, 2020  

LOWBROW ART / POP SURREALISM – The Origins / History Book from Italy

an Italian language book about these art movements compiled by Mauro Tropeano, is now available. The book features international OG’s of Lowbrow Art and Pop Surrealism including myself and colleagues: Robert Williams, Isabel Samaras, Ciou, Junko Mizuno, Glenn Barr, Anthony Ausgang, Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Shag, Jennybird Alcantra, Camille Rose Garcia, Ed Roth, Joe Coleman, Gary Baseman, Travis Louis, Joe Sorren, The Pizz, Tim Biskup, Todd Schorr, Scott Musgrove, and others.
     Here’s the synopsis: While in the Eighties in America and in the world, in galleries and museums a taste for an increasingly conceptual art took root, in California, in particular between Los Angeles and San Francisco, they appeared, not too timidly, in the underground circuits, the first forms of what will be recognized as “lowbrow art” first and “pop surrealism” later.
     This volume traces the main guidelines that define the lowbrow culture which then gave way to an artistic current that from the United States has overwhelmed the rest of the world in the following decades, albeit with other forms and other languages, united among it gives them a common purpose: to flesh out the human soul by making its torments emerge in a carnival of colors and shapes, exorcising the darker sides of the subconscious.
The book is available from blurb.com

 

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