THE COLLECTED HAIRY WHO PUBLICATIONS 1966-1969
isbn 9781880146965 MATTHEW MARKS
Idea Code 15664 $72.50
Over the course of five exhibitions in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC, The Hairy Who (Chicago, 1966-69, composed of Jim Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt , Suellen Rocca and Karl Wirsum) represented a de facto rebuke to the chilly ironies of Pop and forged new ways of crafting figurative painting. As likely to use Plexiglas as canvas and employing a language based on verbal confusion, visual puns and an almost ecstatic use of line and color, the members of the Hairy Who produced publications, posters and even buttons, and their exhibitions were immersive environments unequalled at the time.
168 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, hb, English