This collection of artists and images has been brought together to celebrate Pop Surrealism and the merging of two different worlds; the world of Surrealism that is always striving for future innovations and the world of Pop Art that draws on the historical need for the fetishism of the human body and merchandise. Since emerging in the late 1970s in California, Pop Surrealism has evolved from being considered inferior and ephemeral to becoming an integral part of major contemporary exhibitions from around the world. 75 stunning images from 40 of today’s leading Pop Surrealists tell the fascinating story of this revolutionary art movement.
Some of the visionary artists that are featured include Shepard Fairey, Miss Van, Ray Caesar, Kukula, Natalie Shau, Leila Ataya, Aaron Jasinski and Nicoletta Ceccoli. These vibrant images are complemented by critical texts from the exhibition’s curators: Alexandra Mazzanti of the Dorothy Circus Gallery and contemporary art critic and director of the Visual Arts department at Palazzo Collicola, Gianluca Marziani.
The book also includes interviews with Alexandra Mazzanti, New York based gallerists Alix Sloan, Sloan Fine Arts, and Jonathan LeVine, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, and Seattle based gallerist and editor at large for Hi-Fructose magazine Kirsten Anderson, as well as an introductory text by Paulo von Vacano, Editor-in-Chief of Drago.
Printed in Italy