The Artists, Dealers and Tastemakers Who Shook the World
Book Soup – Los Angeles, CA
Author Richard Polsky will be promoting his new book, THE ART PROPHETS: The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the World (Other Press; October 25, 2011; $24.95) with an event at Book Soup on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 pm. He and artist Shepard Fairey will discuss the influence of the original Fillmore artists (such as Stanley Mouse) on poster art and how their artistic breakthroughs paved the way for others, such as Shepard.
Tony also happens to be one of the many artists featured in THE ART PROPHETS, which ARTINFO.com just deemed an “entertaining book of essays” that “gets [their] full attention” and InterviewMagazine.com declared a “surprising, smart read for creative aficionados, or anyone interested in art’s future and the icons who paved the way.” In the entertaining voice readers came to love in his memoirs, I Bought Andy Warhol and I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), Polsky introduces us to some of the great twentieth-century visionaries in the art world—dealers, tastemakers, artists—and explores how they were able to open doors for new movements to emerge. From Andy Warhol to Shepard Fairey, Polsky takes us behind the scenes to introduce us to visionaries in ten contemporary art movements: pop art, comic book art, earthworks, photography, poster art, outsider art, ceramics, Native American art, photorealism, and street art.
Ivan Karp and Pop Art
Stan Lee and Comic Book Art
Chet Helms, Bill Graham, and the Art of the Poster
John Ollman and Outsider Art
Joshua Baer and Native American Art
Virginia Dwan and Earthworks
Tod Volpe and Ceramics
Jeffrey Fraenkel and Photography
Louis Meisel and Photorealism
Tony Shafrazi and Street Art