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Karl Wirsum: The Hard Way

Pbk, 7.5 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 71 color. | 10/27/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780977900251 | $24.95



Karl Wirsum

Pbk, 7.5 x 11 in. / 64 pgs / 38 color. | 11/30/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781939799142 | $19.95



Karl Wirsum: The Hard WayKarl Wirsum: The Hard Way

Selections from the 1970s

Published by Derek Eller Gallery.
Edited with text by Dan Nadel.

This catalogue compiles the drawings, sculptures and paintings created by Karl Wirsum (born 1939) in the 1970s--the artistís most restless period geographically and artistically, as he moved back and forth from Chicago to Sacramento and experimented with materials, formats and visual languages. With the close of the 1960s and the final Hairy Who exhibition, Wirsum began moving away from conventional art objects and into puppets, display signage, kites and mannequins. His visual language changed too, forsaking curvilinear forms and high-key color paintings for a hard-edged geometric language with fewer colors and a focus on the possibilities of working with the entire human form, not just the bust. The works included here--in over 40 images--range from a series of "cardbroads," full-figured malleable chipboard humanoids held together by grommets; to handcrafted painted wood marionettes; to paintings and drawings of ice skaters possessed of bulbous appendages.

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Karl WirsumKarl Wirsum

Published by Derek Eller Gallery.
Edited by Dan Nadel. Interviews by KAWS, Erik Parker, Jeff Koons, Mark Pascale, Robert Cozzolino, Peter Saul, et al.

American artist Karl Wirsum (born 1939) was a member of the legendary Chicago artist community The Hairy Who (whose other members included Art Green,†Gladys Nilsson,†Jim Nutt and†Suellen Rocca).†Best known as a painter, he has also worked in printmaking, sculpture, digital art and marionettes. Pristine, cartoonish, flatly graphic and brightly chromatic, his paintings portray solitary, hallucinatory, often somewhat demonic characters, depicted against spare backdrops. This catalogue commemorates Wirsumís fall 2013 exhibition at Derek Eller gallery in New York. It presents 25 new paintings and drawings accompanied by questions to the artist (and his answers) from an all-star roster of curators and artists, including Gary Panter, Carter E. Foster, Chris Ware, KAWS, Erik Parker, Jeff Koons, Mark Pascale, Robert Storr, Robert Cozzolino and Peter Saul.

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