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(Wes Lang) (Wes Lang)


New York: Picture Box and Half Gallery, 1st edition,2013,Hardcover with dust jacket. 144 pages.
Condition: Good, Shelfwear, Rubbed edges,A trace of price tag and a couple of creases on back cover of dust jacket. One bumped corner. (See the photos.)

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Wes Lang’s (born 1972) first monograph focuses on his works on paper--complicated arrangements of his typically American iconography, expertly rendered in ink and paint and juxtaposed in riotous combinations. These images, selected from a decade’s worth of material, range from the artist’s covers for a 2012 Grateful Dead box set chronicling their epic 1990 tour (fulfilling a teenage dream of Lang’s) to precise classical drawing reminiscent of a nineteenth-century illustrator, in a dizzying mix of American history, biker culture, tattoo iconography, ornament, Native American art, pin-ups, newspaper headlines and Taoist texts. This book--the only Wes Lang monograph in print--contains an essay by author James Frey and will undoubtedly appeal to both Lang’s substantial online following and to fans of Americana.