ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Damiani

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 30   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9788862082648 TRADE
List Price: $50.00 CDN $67.50

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the subject matter was drag, glamour, ladies’ shoes, lingerie, hairdos, vinyl

  

DAMIANI

Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian

Edited by Lia Gangitano. Text by Jack Pierson, Elisabeth Kley, Lia Gangitano.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian</I>.Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian is the first monograph on the legendary underground painter, puppeteer, performer and--alongside Mark Morrisroe, Nan Goldin and Jack Pierson--member of the so-called Boston School. Tabboo!’s paintings, collages and photographs spill over with a riotous mixture of punk energy and high camp; in a 1995 interview with Linda Simpson about his early work, he observed: “the subject matter was drag, glamour, ladies’ shoes, lingerie, hairdos, vinyl--same as now.” Tabboo! laces these exuberant themes with defiant resolve, from poignant tributes to friends lost to AIDS, to fairy tales fashioned into sophisticated treatises on gentrification. Chronicling the young artist’s arrival in the apocalyptic East Village of the 1980s, Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian also presents a vast archive of flyers, snapshots and other ephemera that charts the development of the drag performance scene from the Pyramid Club to Wigstock, highlighting its intersection with popular culture and the 1980s art world. Tabboo!’s own writings, along with essays by Jack Pierson, Elisabeth Kley and Lia Gangitano (the book’s editor), detail his life’s work and his collaborations with Mark Morrisroe, Pat Hearn, Howard Stern, Nan Goldin and Deee-Lite, among others. Tabboo!’s distinctive style had a profound impact on leading cultural figures of his generation, including Goldin, Morrisroe, Jack Pierson, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, David Armstrong and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, whose portraits of Tabboo! are also included in the publication.

Featured image is reproduced from Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Paper Magazine

Carlo McCormick

Artist Stephen Tashjian -- best known by his drag stage name Tabboo! -- has been subverting the norms of good taste for so long now, it seems almost impossible to describe him to the uninitiated. Thankfully, Tashjian's work, a secret treasure from the golden age of '80s New York subculture, will be available to generations of new, young admirers via the book Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian, a flamboyant account of his life and art.... the book reflects an untold creative wealth. Tabboo! is a poignant autobiography chronicling the evolution of a soul that would never grow up, as well as a peculiar portrait of beauty from a figure who has been muse to many, including Steven Klein, Nan Goldin, Ai Weiwei and Jack Pierson (who wrote an essay for the book). But most of all, the book is a remarkable collection of paintings from an artist whose visionary brut stands as some of the finest work produced in the East Village of yore.

OUT Magazine

Known to most by his drag name, Tabboo!, East Village artist Stephen Tashjian has been a muse, writer, performer, puppeteer, and underground inspiration to many (RuPaul included). This year's book, Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian - a combination of his visual art and writings, 1980s photographs, and other ephemera - does its best to capture his ebullient persona, though summing up a man who can say, " I met Andy Warhol and he took my picture and he paid for my tickets to go see Liberace ar Radio City Music Hall" is no easy task.

Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/18/2013

Tabboo! Book Signing Sunday at MoMA PS1

Tabboo! Book Signing Sunday at MoMA PS1


This Sunday at 3PM, ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 and Participant invite you to join TABBOO! signing copies of his new book—TABBOO! The Art of Stephen Tashjian, published by Damiani—in the VW Dome.

Sunday, October 20, 2013
3:00pm - 4:00pm
VW Dome | MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave, Queens, NYC


To pre-order a signed copy call 718- 433-1088.
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