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KULCHUR - Vol. 2 No. 5 - Spring 1962
THE KNOWN WORLD
FUCK YOU: A Magazine of the Arts - Number 5, Vol. 4
EAU DE COLOGNE [First Two Issues]
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PHOEBE LIGHT
A PLASTIC TOOL
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[Original Handmade Artist's Book of Collages & Assemblages]

[Outsider Books]. "T" / Tiziana (Artist)

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New York: 2008. 4to. Spiral-bound boards. Near fine. Twenty four (24) leaves of black cardstock, plus covers. All surfaces covered with two- and three-dimensional elements. Appears complete. Traces of dust or rubbing to covers, else clean and unmarred inside and out. (Item ID: 19886)

A rich series of collages and assemblages with thoroughly referential pop-art sensibilities. The artist's identity is unknown: aside from a recurring signature ("T" followed by a five-pointed star), the only relevant information is the dedication: "N.Y. 3/20/08 / This Book / Is / Dedicated / To / My Son / Rocky / He Has Been The / Only True Inspira / tion For Me .. / I Love You!! / Forever / Tiziana [?]." The untitled book's collages and three-dimensional assemblages use a wide variety of materials (plastic, paint, printed transparency, markers, toys), and stylistically evoke a kind of lowbrow pop art, or even pop-punk, with a particular emphasis on fashion design (images of T-shirts, purses, and jeans abound). Recurring symbols include skulls, guns, movie/concert posters, album covers, and icons borrowed from other pop artists, including Richard Prince's bunny skull and Warhol's banana. The book's style brings to mind a kind of retro fashion boutique, though Tiziana's references are so motley and obscure that they would resist such easy marketing; for example, a poster for the film ROLLERBALL starring James Caan and several little-known comic book heroes are also included. The book belies a certain '80s nostalgia -- be it for punk (Misfits, Tuxedomoon) or film (a collaged purse bearing the likeness of Kurt Russell from ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK) -- and seems to have been designed by someone with a keen interest in fashion design, due to the multiplicity of clothing depicted. Altogether, an ornate, elaborate, and consistently surprising outsider book.


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