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    Wes Lang (Hardback) By (artist) Wes Lang, Contributions by James Frey, Foreword by Justin Theroux

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    DescriptionWes 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.


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    Title
    Wes Lang
    Authors and contributors
    By (artist) Wes Lang, Contributions by James Frey, Foreword by Justin Theroux
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 307 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,225 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781939799111
    ISBN 10: 1939799112
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    Libri: I-AT
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ, AFJ
    DC22: 741.6092
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    DC23: 740.92
    Publisher
    PictureBox Inc
    Imprint name
    PictureBox Inc
    Publication date
    12 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    We think of Lang as a black-denim-clad avatar mining the post-pop American landscape. He gathers iconography, stirs it all up, and brings it to a boil to tell his own cryptic stories. The result? Canvases that are layered, Basquiat-like, with vignettes: skulls wearing Native American headdresses, panhead Harley-Davidsons, buxom pimup models, cigarette-smoking Playboys Bunnies.--Devin Friedman"GQ" (10/01/2013)