The Secret Birds by Tony FitzpatrickThe Secret Birds by Tony Fitzpatrick

The Secret Birds

byTony Fitzpatrick

Hardcover | June 24, 2016

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The Secret Birds, named for his series of paintings by the same title, is Tony Fitzpatrick's collection of work inspired by the iconography of birds. Following a successful quadruple bypass surgery in January 2015, Fitzpatrick muses on mortality and a life spent traveling, collecting, and telling stories.Tony Fitzpatrick's work is collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Before making a living as an artist, Fitzpatrick worked as a radio host, bartender, boxer, construction worker, and film and stage actor. The Secret Birds, named for his series of paintings by the same title, is Tony Fitzpatrick's collection of work inspired by the iconography of birds. Following a successful quadruple bypass surgery in January 2015, Fitzpatrick muses on mortality and a life spent traveling, collecting, and telling stories.Tony Fitzpatrick's work is collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Before making a living as an artist, Fitzpatrick worked as a radio host, bartender, boxer, construction worker, and film and stage actor. The Secret Birds, named for his series of paintings by the same title, is Tony Fitzpatrick's collection of work inspired by the iconography of birds. Following a successful quadruple bypass surgery in January 2015, Fitzpatrick muses on mortality and a life spent traveling, collecting, and telling stories.Tony Fitzpatrick's work is collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Before making a living as an artist, Fitzpatrick worked as a radio host, bartender, boxer, construction worker, and film and stage actor.
Tony Fitzpatrick is a Chicago-based artist best known for his multimedia collages, printmaking, paintings, and drawings. Fitzpatrick's works are inspired by Chicago street culture, cities he has traveled to, children's books, tattoo designs, and folk art. Fitzpatrick has authored or illustrated eight books of art and poetry, and, for t...
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Title:The Secret BirdsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:100 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.48 inPublished:June 24, 2016Publisher:Curbside Splendor PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940430763

ISBN - 13:9781940430768

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Praise forDime Stories:Two sides of Chicagoan Fitzpatrick's incandescent creativity, the visual and the literary, are on display in this live-wire volume. Dozens of his intricately patterned, layered, tattoo-like collages, drawings, and paintings pulse with energy, tough romanticism, and wry wit, works shaped by Fitzpatrick's evocative lexicon of birds, flowers, pinups, constellations, dogs, numbers, logos, and cartoon characters. - Booklist"This brilliant view into the wild world of Tony Fitzpatrick will move you. His art is astounding and relevant, his writing gutsy, funny, and unafraid. In the tradition of the the great Chicago and Illinois icons - Terkel, Twain, Royko, and Sandberg - Tony Fitzpatrick takes on the phonies and con men and elevates the humanity in us all. From beautiful birds to bar room brawls,Dime Stories exemplifies the work of a true renaissance man. Grab this book and cherish it." - Andrew Davis, director ofThe Fugitive, Code of Silence, andHoles Praise forDime Stories:"Two sides of Chicagoan Fitzpatrick's incandescent creativity, the visual and the literary, are on display in this live-wire volume. Dozens of his intricately patterned, layered, tattoo-like collages, drawings, and paintings pulse with energy, tough romanticism, and wry wit, works shaped by Fitzpatrick's evocative lexicon of birds, flowers, pinups, constellations, dogs, numbers, logos, and cartoon characters.-Booklist"This brilliant view into the wild world of Tony Fitzpatrick will move you. His art is astounding and relevant, his writing gutsy, funny, and unafraid. In the tradition of the the great Chicago and Illinois icons-Terkel, Twain, Royko, and Sandberg-Tony Fitzpatrick takes on the phonies and con men and elevates the humanity in us all. From beautiful birds to bar room brawls,Dime Stories exemplifies the work of a true renaissance man. Grab this book and cherish it."-Andrew Davis, director ofThe Fugitive, Code of Silence, andHoles "