Wes Lang

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.
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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 233.68 x 307.34 x 17.78mm | 1,224.69g
  • PictureBox Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 110 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1939799112
  • 9781939799111
  • 590,963

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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 "
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