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Of Dogs and Other People The Art of Roy de Forest

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ISBN-10: 0520292200

ISBN-13: 9780520292208

Edition: 2017

Authors: Susan Landauer

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Roy De Forest's brightly hued, crazy-quilted paintings and sculptures are dotted with nipples of color and inhabited by a cast of characters uniquely his own, a perennial favorite being his instantly recognizable, wild-eyed and pointy-eared dogs. Published in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of the American painter's fifty-year career, Of Dogs and Other People reassesses De Forest's art-historical position, placing him in a national rather than solely West Coast context.   Despite the playfulness of his work, close study of De Forest's art reveals deep layers of meaning. He was a fan of adventure stories, pulp fiction, and underground commix, but he also commanded a vast…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/15/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books are Nathan Oliveira (California, 2002), Barbara Chase-Riboud, Sculptor (1999), Beyond the Mainstream (1996), and Art in Our Times (1981). Susan Landauer is Kate and Drew Gibson Chief Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art and the author of many books.