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Pop Touched Me: The Art of Rob Pruitt

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Pop Touched Me: The Art of Rob Pruitt charts the highs and lows of art star Rob Pruitt's career—how he courted controversy as he rose to fame in the early 90s alongside his then-partner Jack Early, and later secured his own place in the art world with shows including Cocaine Buffet, 101 Art Ideas You Can Do Yourself, and Pandas and Bamboo.

As one of Americas most provocative artists, Pruitts work has attracted critical attention for being consistently engaging while retaining a playful Pop aesthetic. Pop Touched Me, his first comprehensive monograph, examines the full scope of his development over the last two decades, extending beyond his conceptual art to include his painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, and industrial design. Friends and fans—from Marc Jacobs to John Waters—and artists and art critics—from Jeff Koons to Bob Nickas—all add context to the work by describing their own experiences with Pruitt and his art through insightful essays and quotes.

Review:

"Since he hit the scene in 1989, Pruitt has become one of the biggest names in pop art, as much a scene-maker as an artist. Stepping into the slot vacated by Andy Warhol, Pruitt is renowned for his amped-up enshrinement of ordinary things; even if the artist's glittery shipping boxes for Fleischmann's gin aren't an evolutionary leap from Warhol's Brillo pad boxes, they've proven just as popular. Amidst designer gravestones, vivid portraits of pop culture icons like Martha Stewart, glitter-bedecked panda bear murals, and a brief interview with Pruitt himself, a parade of quotes provide reasons that artists, beautiful people, and other glitterati love him; says Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker: 'Your art is cheap and with very little content. I like that.' Pruitt is legendary for his exhibitions-cum-parties; this volume features photos from his now-infamous 'cocaine buffet' and his crowded, collaborative 1999 'Flea Market.' For the conceptual artist in all of us, Pruitt has helpfully reproduced his list of '101 Art Ideas,' including 'make a painting with makeup,' 'vandalize your home with spray paint,' 'wear diapers,' and 'draw yourself into your favorite comic strip.' It all coalesces into an enormously fun book that will encourage readers to pursue their artistic and hedonistic impulses, no matter how wild (or derivative). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Book News Annotation:

New York pop artist Rob Pruitt is the subject of this lavish volume, which interplays and overlays photos of his installations, prints, and sculpture with quotations by friends, friendly critics, and famous admirers, so the reader/viewer feels part of a big, fun, and ongoing party. Includes a list of his exhibitions; not indexed. Oversized: 10x11.25". Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Rob Pruitt is an internationally renowned contemporary artist based in New York. Contributors include writer Domenick Ammirati, artist Jennifer Bornstein, gallerist Jeffrey Deitch, critic and curator Bob Nickas, and writer Glenn OBrien.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810954328
Author:
Pruitt, Rob.
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Contribution by:
Deitch, Jeffrey
Contribution:
Deitch, Jeffrey
Author:
Deitch, Jeffrey
Author:
Brown, Max
Author:
Pruitt, Rob
Subject:
Pop art -- United States.
Subject:
Pruitt, Rob - Themes, motives
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Individual Artists - Monographs
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 full-color illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 9.75 x 1 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Artists
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Individual Artists » Monographs
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
Reference » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Since he hit the scene in 1989, Pruitt has become one of the biggest names in pop art, as much a scene-maker as an artist. Stepping into the slot vacated by Andy Warhol, Pruitt is renowned for his amped-up enshrinement of ordinary things; even if the artist's glittery shipping boxes for Fleischmann's gin aren't an evolutionary leap from Warhol's Brillo pad boxes, they've proven just as popular. Amidst designer gravestones, vivid portraits of pop culture icons like Martha Stewart, glitter-bedecked panda bear murals, and a brief interview with Pruitt himself, a parade of quotes provide reasons that artists, beautiful people, and other glitterati love him; says Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker: 'Your art is cheap and with very little content. I like that.' Pruitt is legendary for his exhibitions-cum-parties; this volume features photos from his now-infamous 'cocaine buffet' and his crowded, collaborative 1999 'Flea Market.' For the conceptual artist in all of us, Pruitt has helpfully reproduced his list of '101 Art Ideas,' including 'make a painting with makeup,' 'vandalize your home with spray paint,' 'wear diapers,' and 'draw yourself into your favorite comic strip.' It all coalesces into an enormously fun book that will encourage readers to pursue their artistic and hedonistic impulses, no matter how wild (or derivative). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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