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BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 5 x 7 in. / 64 pgs / 16 color / 48 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 46   

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ISBN 9780983719991 TRADE
List Price: $20.00 CDN $25.00

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Tokyo, Japan
Nanzuka Underground, June 2012

A Todd James artist's book of drawings with his cartoon-based graffiti style published on the occasion of James’ 2012 solo exhibition in Tokyo.

  

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Todd James: Yield to Temptation


Todd James: Yield to TemptationNew York–based Todd James (born 1969) pioneered a distinct cartoon-based graffiti style in New York in the 1980s, working under the name REAS and gaining the respect of both a street-culture audience and the art and design market. He has since produced work for the Beastie Boys, Eminem and Iggy Pop, among others. This unique artist’s book is the first publication by James in half a decade, and collects 60 of his drawings, all created exclusively for this volume. Bearing close resemblance to his best-known graffiti work, each drawing is complete unto itself yet also represents a potential painting for the future. Yield to Temptation is of a piece with James’ broader concerns: American excess as represented by the forms and fictions of sexuality and the ravages of war. James invites his audience to glamorize these issues, even as he undercuts any assumptions about them. His drawings have the expressive, minimal intensity of a cartoon Franz Kline and evoke the Day-Glo era of 1970s print culture, where Schoolhouse Rock crosses over into Playboy cartoons. Yield to Temptation is being published on the occasion of James’ solo exhibition in Tokyo.

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