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Michael Smith: Drawings: Simple, Obscure and Obtuse

Michael Smith

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ISBN 10: 0974903779 / ISBN 13: 9780974903774
Published by Regency Arts Press
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Fine. Paperback. 2006. Originally published at $35.00. Bookseller Inventory # W64255

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Title: Michael Smith: Drawings: Simple, Obscure and...

Publisher: Regency Arts Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Used - Like New

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This artist's book chronicles a lifetime of drawings by the performance/video/installation artist Michael Smith. Smith is best known for his alter ego, "Mike," whose blend of satisfaction and yearning, humor and pathos, makes him an all-American anti-hero. Smith's wide range of art activities in television, performance, stand-up and puppet shows, as well as installation, sculpture and video, have influenced a generation of young artists. This book is composed of mostly-unseen material from private notebooks: sketches, notations, diagrams and storyboards, as well as finished and childhood drawings, giving the reader a fly-on-the-wall view into Smith's mind and creative process. Smith's newest video work, created at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, will show at P.S. 1/MoMA in February of 2007, and a traveling exhibition begins at the Blanton Museum in Austin, Texas in August of the same year.

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