Brooklyn, NY, PictureBox, 2008. First edition. Folio. Two-book set in slip case with pictorial cover, 686 pp. Gary Panter has been one of the most influential figures in visual culture since the 1970s, from his definitive punk-era graphics and his cartoon icon Jimbo to his Emmy Award-winning designs for Pee-wee's Playhouse and his contributions to Raw magazine. This slipcased monograph is split into two linen-bound volumes; the first offers 700 images of Panter's paintings, drawings, sculptures, posters, and comics, with essays by colleagues, art critics, and exhibit curators, as well as commentary by the artist himself. The second reproduces hundreds of pages from Panter's sketchbooks, where some of his most audacious work resides-most of it seen here for the first time. "Panter-an artist, illustrator, set designer, comic-book author and toymaker-deserves his new two-volume, boxed-set monograph. Gary Panter, edited by Dan Nadel and designed by Helene Silverman, is so rich in perversely witty imagery and raw lunatic expression that to savor it all requires spending considerable time thumbing through, then going back to focus on the details."-NYTBR. Case slightly concave. New, still in shrinkwrap. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: An intimate look at the work and life of a legendary artist. Gary Panter has been one of the most influential figures in visual culture since the mid-1970s. From his era-defining punk graphics to his cartoon icon Jimbo to his visionary design for Pee-wee's Playhouse, he has left his mark on every medium he's touched. Working in close collaboration with the artist, PictureBox has assembled the definitive volume on Panter's work from the early 1970s to the present. This monumental, slipcased set is split into two 350-page volumes. The first is a comprehensive monograph featuring over 700 images of paintings, drawings, sculptures, posters and comics, alongside essays by Robert Storr, Mike Kelley, Richard Klein, Richard Gehr, Karrie Jacobs and Byron Coley, as well a substantial commentary by the artist himself. The second volume features a selection from Panter's sketchbooks--the site of some of his most audacious work--most of which has never been published in any form.
A three-time Emmy Award-winner for his production design on Pee-wee's Playhouse and the recipient of the 2000 Chrysler Award for Design Excellence, graphic artist Gary Panter has drawn inspiration from diverse vernacular and traditional art arenas over the course of the past four decades. Closely associated with the underground comics and music scenes on both coasts, he is responsible for designing the Screamers iconic 1970s poster, many record covers for Frank Zappa, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Residents and the ongoing comic character Jimbo. Most recently Panter has performed psychedelic light shows at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. and at New York's Anthology Film Archives. He was a featured artist in the major 2006-2007 touring exhibition, Masters of American Comics.
About the Author: Mike Kelley, one of the most controversial, prolific and influential figures in contemporary art, was born in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, and earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters from California Institute of the Arts. His work, often wickedly humorous and drawing on both high art and the vernacular with distinctively American iconography, ranges across media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, music, performance, writing and video projects, the last often in collaboration with artists such as Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon and Tony Oursler. In 1993, The Whitney Museum of American Art held a major retrospective of his work. He lives in Los Angeles, and is a member of the graduate faculty at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.
Title: Gary Panter
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Edition: First Edition
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Book Description PictureBox, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. ISBN 0979415314. Hardcover copy (Two volume set) in fine condition with fine condition slipcase. Not issued in dustjacket, but instead housed in a pictorial slipcase. Two large hardcover volumes in slipcase. First printing. Tight clean copy. Oversized and heavy. CSB 14-6 10. Seller Inventory # 2004762
Book Description PictureBox, Brooklyn, NY, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: NEW. 1st. Cloth, 2 vols. (349, 335 pp.) : col. illus.; 24 x 30 cm; 30 x 24 cm. Issued in a slipcase. BRAND NEW. Both volumes in fine condition. Slipcase in fine condition. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: v. 1. Painting; Drawing; Posters; Comics; Architecture; v. 2. Some sketchbooks 1971-2002; Some sketchbook covers 1973-2006; Some sketchbook title pages 1973-2006. "Gary Panter lives in Brooklyn, though he emerged from Texas and then Los Angeles, where he pioneered punk graphics. Later he did the production design for Pee-wee's Playhouse and published brilliant graphic novels like Jimbo: Adventures in Paradise and Cola Madnes. All through he's been making vibrant paintings and drawings, the paintings being large-scale manifestations of his sense of space, relations, form, and emotional being. In his studio he makes drawings, paintings, sculptures and comics. He is known to be handy with a grill and enjoys lightshows, psychedelic music, and post modern literature." - Publisher. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Collectible. Seller Inventory # 054930
Book Description Picture Box Inc, 2008. Condition: Fine. 0979415314 Signed by Author 0979415314 Fine. (Binding: Cloth, Jacket: No Jacket) Signed by Panter on top of slipcase, with small doodle. Seller Inventory # 2027294
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