Wes Lang

By (artist)Wes LangText byJames Frey, Arty Nelson

November 30, 2013|
Wes Lang by Wes Lang
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Wes Lang’s (born 1972) first monograph focuses on his works on paper--complicated arrangements of his typically American iconography, expertly rendered in ink and paint and juxtaposed in riotous combinations. These images, selected from a decade’s worth of material, range from the artist’s covers for a 2012 Grateful Dead box set chronicling their epic 1990 tour (fulfilling a teenage dream of Lang’s) to precise classical drawing reminiscent of a nineteenth-century illustrator, in a dizzying mix of American history, biker culture, tattoo iconography, ornament, Native American art, pin-ups, newspaper headlines and Taoist texts. This book--the only Wes Lang monograph in print--contains an essay by author James Frey and will undoubtedly appeal to both Lang’s substantial online following and to fans of Americana.
James Frey was born on September 12, 1969. He graduated from Denison University in 1992. He eventually moved to Los Angeles and found work as a screenwriter, director, and producer. He wrote the screenplays to the films Kissing a Fool and Sugar: The Fall of the West, which he also directed. He is an American author who was thrust into ...
Title:Wes Lang
Product dimensions:144 pages, 9 X 11.75 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 9 X 11.75 X 0.68 in
Published:November 30, 2013
Publisher:PictureBox/Half Gallery
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781939799111

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