Wild Art

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Wild Art is an incredibly brash and current collection of over 300 extraordinary artworks that are too offbeat, outrageous, kitschy, quirky, or funky for the formal art world. From pimped cars, graffiti, flash mobs, and burlesque acts, to extreme body art, ice sculpture, light shows, and carnivals, the works featured here are variously moving, funny, or shocking - and guaranteed to elicit a reaction.

Authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro have studied alternative and ...

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Overview

Wild Art is an incredibly brash and current collection of over 300 extraordinary artworks that are too offbeat, outrageous, kitschy, quirky, or funky for the formal art world. From pimped cars, graffiti, flash mobs, and burlesque acts, to extreme body art, ice sculpture, light shows, and carnivals, the works featured here are variously moving, funny, or shocking - and guaranteed to elicit a reaction.

Authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro have studied alternative and underground art cultures for years. Here, they've compiled the ultimate collection of creative works that celebrate the beauty and art in anything and everything, challenging the reader's perception of what is and what isn't art.

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"Art," Degas taught us, "is not what you see, but what you make others see." Over decades, even Duchamps' urinal has become an artifact, not a revelation; but underground, offbeat and quirky artists today are continuing to devise ways to open our eyes to new ways of seeing. Joachim Pissarro and David Carrier's Wild Art functions as a parachute into new imaginative forms. The range of possibilities is vast: flash mobs, light shows, body art, graffiti, burlesque acts, carnivals, found objects, and more. Misfit art to retool our vision.

Publishers Weekly
09/30/2013
Carrier (A World Art History and Its Objects) and Pissarro (Individualism and Inter-Subjectivity in Modernism), both of whom straddle academia and the professional art world, define "wild art" as "art that does not fit into the narrow confines of the established art world." In this adventurous volume, they propose that we should "open our minds to the idea that there are multiple art worlds, each with their own system of values, and that it is perfectly possible to appreciate art from more than one world." Their diverse examples include: Chinese political calligraphy written with water on pavement; flesh-hook art; a cream-puff dress; animals as both creators and art objects; and a basket-shaped office building, complete with handles. Further highlights include Andres Amador and Jim Denevan's huge, ephemeral beach drawings, and spectacles from carnivals, Burning Man, and flash mobs. Outsider-art fans will love the book's unexpected juxtapositions and raw, energetic imagery. Pop culture scholars will appreciate the open-armed variety and inclusion of commercial "art" like the Disneyland castle. 350 color illus. (Oct.)
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I'm blown away by Wild Art. Some of the images are so refreshing and startling that they help you look at the everyday world again renewed and invigorated. Joachim Pissarro and David Carrier have created a wonderful book.—Jeff Koons
Paul Barolsky
Wild Art is many things: it is global, a form of defiance, anarchy, blague, wit, chaos, cunning, neo-Dada, neo-Camp/Pop?Much of it seems to explode the museum itself. It tells us
Jeff Koons
I'm blown away by Wild Art. Some of the images are so refreshing and startling that they help you look at the everyday world again renewed and invigorated. Joachim Pissarro and David Carrier have created a wonderful book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714865676
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 10/14/2013
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 401,084
  • Product dimensions: 7.64 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.77 (d)

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