Mark Gonzales: High Tech Poetry

Mark Gonzales: High Tech Poetry

by Mark Gonzales, Jake Phelps, Amanda Ault, Chris Conti
     
 

Mark Gonzales--or "the Gonz," as he is known to fans--is one of the most famous and respected professional skateboarders in the world, creater of numerous freestyle moves still practiced in competition today. Gonzales is also an author, poet and artist. Inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Norman Rockwell and the television show Sanford & Son, he beganSee more details below

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Mark Gonzales--or "the Gonz," as he is known to fans--is one of the most famous and respected professional skateboarders in the world, creater of numerous freestyle moves still practiced in competition today. Gonzales is also an author, poet and artist. Inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Norman Rockwell and the television show Sanford & Son, he began his artistic pursuits in the early 1980s, decorating the bottoms of skateboards. Gonzales's latest book, High Tech Poetry, brings together his art and poetry in a uniquely formatted book, with black-and-white drawings covering pages that open along perforations to reveal poetry and sketches. Irreverent poems address everything from capitalism to the plight of man, while cartoonish sketches set the visual tone for the volume. High Tech Poetry accompanies Gonzales's first public reading of his work at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881390312
Publisher:
Wexner Center for the Arts
Publication date:
11/02/2002
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.32(d)

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