Synopses & Reviews
"Lowbrow" it may be called, but high-profile best describes the cultural impact of this contemporary art movement. Found everywhere from wine labels and high-end bar accessories to major motion pictures (Teacher's Pet
, the upcoming Pink Panther
), the visibility of this dynamic work has rapidly expanded in the last few years to worldwide recognition and acclaim.
Weirdo Deluxe is the first significant manifesto of the genre a riotous blend of pop culture, street culture, pop art, and surrealism and includes profiles of and interviews with 23 leading artists and hundreds of outrageous examples of their work. Special features include an expansive timeline, and peeks at the artists' collections and influences.
"Weirdo Deluxe is a rip-roaring road trip through the land of the
lowbrow, yielding sumptuous treasure in the nooks and crannies few
have peered into." Monte Beauchamp, founder and editor of BLAB!
"Somewhere on the left side of the tracks running between the
underbelly and the underground, Matt Dukes Jordan is scouting the
misfit masters and scouring the margins of mondo-Americana. Weirdo
Deluxe is a fanatic's field guide to the inherent perversity of
pictures in an age when mediation subsumes meaning." Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor, Paper Magazine
About the Author
Matt Dukes Jordan is a journalist, poet, actor, stand-up comic, painter, photographer, and filmmaker who currently lives in Los Angeles. His articles have appeared in Playboy Online, the Miami New Times, NoHoLA, and Venice magazine.