Kustom Kulture

Von Dutch, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Robert Williams and Others ; C.R. Siecyk, Guest Curator, with Bolton Colburn

Author: Robert Williams

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 0867194057

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 9977


Car culture - pinstriping, customising and cartooning - is nearly synonymous with Southern California culture. Kustom Kulture tells the story of the revved-up legends of the custom car cult of the 1950s, 60s and 70s in Los Angeles. Features art work by Robert Williams, Von Dutch and Ed |Big Daddy| Roth. Hot rod art at its best by three masters of the form.

Ed Rothäó»s Mysterion

The Genesis, Demise and Recreation of an Iconic Custom Car

Author: Jeffrey A. Jones

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476624992

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 3040


Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (1932–2001) was a phenomenon. His body of work is still discussed in hot rodding, fine arts and pop culture circles and his cult following remains as devoted as it was during his career. His 1963 Mysterion show car—featuring two big-block Ford V8s—was his masterpiece and the story of its rise and brief existence is legendary. Though it was immortalized as a popular plastic model kit and is featured on several websites, little is known about Roth’s magnum opus. There are a number of fanciful stories of its demise—mostly fiction. Combining history and shop class, this book provides a full investigation of Mysterion—both the legend and the machine itself. Drawing on interviews, magazine articles, photos, models and other (sometimes obscure) sources, the author pieces together the true story of the car, while documenting his own faithful bolt-by-bolt recreation of Mysterion.

The Tattoo Dictionary

Author: Trent Aitken-Smith,Ashley Tyson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784722545

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3152


Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication by cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Through meticulous research, The Tattoo Dictionary uncovers the fascinating origins of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them. This beautifully packaged book is an inspiring look at tattoo culture, and an indispensable guide to choosing your own tattoo.

Renegade Magazine Issue 35

Renegade Magazine Is a Kustom Kulture Publication Featuring Custom Motorcycles, Rat Rods, Artist Pin-Ups and More Wild Characters from the Kustom Kulture

Author: Mark L. Scharf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540342607


Page: 96

View: 2348


Renegade Magazine is a Kustom Kulture publication focusing on the Hot rod and motorcycle cultures, with features on rat rods, hot rods, custom motorcycles, artist, pin-ups and all the other interesting characters that make up the Kustom Kulture scene.

Creating the Future

Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s

Author: Michael Fallon

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619024047

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 371


Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s—after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable of artists (Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Ed Rusha and others), and the economic struggles throughout the decade—and didn’t resume until sometime around 1984 when Mark Tansey, Alison Saar, Judy Fiskin, Carrie Mae Weems, David Salle, Manuel Ocampo, among others became stars in an exploding art market. However, this is far from the reality of the L.A. art scene in the 1970s. The passing of those fashionable 1960s-era icons, in fact, allowed the development of a chaotic array of outlandish and independent voices, marginalized communities, and energetic, sometimes bizarre visions that thrived during the stagnant 1970s. Fallon’s narrative describes and celebrates, through twelve thematically arranged chapters, the wide range of intriguing artists and the world—not just the objects—they created. He reveals the deeper, more culturally dynamic truth about a significant moment in American art history, presenting an alternative story of stubborn creativity in the face of widespread ignorance and misapprehension among the art cognoscenti, who dismissed the 1970s in Los Angeles as a time of dissipation and decline. Coming into being right before their eyes was an ardent local feminist art movement, which had lasting influence on the direction of art across the nation; an emerging Chicano Art movement, spreading Chicano murals across Los Angeles and to other major cities; a new and more modern vision for the role and look of public art; a slow consolidation of local street sensibilities, car fetishism, gang and punk aesthetics into the earliest version of what would later become the “Lowbrow” art movement; the subversive co-opting, in full view of Pop Art, of the values, aesthetics, and imagery of Tinseltown by a number of young and innovative local artists who would go on to greater national renown; and a number of independent voices who, lacking the support structures of an art movement or artist cohort, pursued their brilliant artistic visions in near-isolation. Despite the lack of attention, these artists would later reemerge as visionary signposts to many later trends in art. Their work would prove more interesting, more lastingly influential, and vastly more important than ever imagined or expected by those who saw it or even by those who created it in 1970’s Los Angeles. Creating the Future is a visionary work that seeks to recapture this important decade and its influence on today’s generation of artists.

Anna Sui

Author: Andrew Bolton

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452128596

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 8612


Anna Sui's trendsetting rock-and-roll looks have made her one of this decade's top five fashion icons (Time). Here, in the first book to cover the entire scope of Sui's twenty-year career, fans get rare access to the designer's creative process. This richly visual retrospective celebrates her influence, from her first show that snared the support of supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Kate Moss to the role she's played in making the babydoll dress one of fashion's most iconic silhouettes. With more than 400 photographs from legendary photographers, this exquisite tomewith a shimmering foil-stamped coveris essential for all fashionistas.

Renegade Magazine Issue #39

Author: Scharf

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722181147


Page: 98

View: 9665


This issue is jam packed with some killer chops and rods for you to drool over! The Boogie East Chopper Show, Our very own 4th Annual Daytona Ratrod Invasion, The Indian River Rumble, The Definition of The Chopper Show, Renegade Angels and more!

Pop Surrealism

The Rise of Underground Art

Author: Robert Williams

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 0867196181

Category: Art

Page: 153

View: 6273


With its origins in 1960s hot rod culture and underground comics, Pop Surrealism/Lowbrow art has evolved and expanded into the most vilified, vital and exciting movement in contemporary art. Featuring over 150 full-color images, Pop Surrealism is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of this fascinating new art movement and its top renegade artists.

Night of Tikki

The Art of Shag, Schmaltz, and Selected Primitive Oceanic Carvings

Author: Doug Nason

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867196450

Category: Art

Page: 119

View: 7736


Explores the work of Shag, the hippest neo-tiki artist, Leroy Schmaltz, the granddaddy of 1950s tiki Americana and the authentic Oceanic art that influenced them both. This beautiful coffee table book serves as the catalogue for an exhibition of the same name which seeks to illuminate traditional tiki culture through the display of primitive anthropomorphic carvings and to show, through the work of Shag and Schmaltz, how these artists have taken tiki to new levels.

Shag, Ltd., Fine Art Limited Editions

A Catalogue Raisonné

Author: Shag,Douglas Nason,Jeremy Cushner

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 0867196475

Category: Art

Page: 147

View: 5417


Complete prints and posters of Josh Agle, aka Shag, the California-based artist whose bold, bright, irreverent takes on the swingin' styles and profiles of jetsetters, cocktail-lounge crawlers, scene-stealing supervillains and (literal) party animals have made him one of the most popular painters working today. Rendered in eye-popping, mood-enhancing colours, with a deceptively simple sense of design, the world of Shag transports viewers into a realm of hedonistic pursuits and elegant pleasures whose overriding theme decrees: the party must go on!

Charles Krafft's Villa Delirium

Author: Mike McGee,Larry Reid

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867195743

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 8398


Charles Krafft's one-of-a-kind artwork moves in provocative directions, combining the highbrow with the gruesome in such works as his Disasterware (Delft-style painted plates featuring catastrophes) and Sponeware ("the human bone china"). Krafft's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Artforum, and Juxtapoz. With 60 color photographs, the full range of his plates, paintings, and other creations is sampled in this book, which also includes biographical information on this remarkable self-taught painter. The Art of Charles Krafft documents Krafft's major shows and productions.

Tiki Art Now

A Volcanic Eruption of Art

Author: Otto Von Stroheim

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867196276

Category: Art

Page: 87

View: 2390


At the dawn of the 21st century, the world is at odds with its primitive past and its sophisticated cultural future. Herein lie the signposts to the next major art movement. Enter Tiki, the coming of the new art god! This softbound colour art book features Tiki-themed art from Shag, The Pizz, Lisa Petrucci, Chuck Sperry, Sunny Buick, Mary Fleener, Ragnar, Scott Saw, Marco Almera, Munktiki, Kalyn Campbell, Dave Burke and many more. Foreword by Robert Williams.

The Graphic Art of the Underground

A Countercultural History

Author: Ian Lowey,Suzy Prince

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472573552

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 7610


The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History takes the reader on a dazzling journey through the visual art and design of alternative and youth cultures from the 1950s to the present day. Ian Lowey and Suzy Prince ’s compelling account draws upon the work of an array of artistic figures – many of whose lives have proved as colourful as their work– such as Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, Kenny ‘Von Dutch’ Howard, Robert Williams, Robert Crumb, Martin Sharp, Jamie Reid, Linder Sterling, Gee Vaucher, Winston Smith, Barney Bubbles, Mark Ryden, Shag, Camille Rose Garcia, Marion Peck and Pete Fowler among numerous others.

Vanishing Orange County

Author: Chris Epting

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439636567

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 4527


Orange County formally separated from Los Angeles County in 1889, and there’s been no looking back. Wilderness gave way to rich farmlands, where oranges, lemons, avocados, and walnuts made agriculture the new county’s most important industry; the region was actually named for the prevalence of its citrus groves. The 20th century brought with it plenty of entrepreneurs, including Walter Knott and later Walt Disney, along with the aerospace industry, oil drilling, beach culture, and more. But the more popular “the O.C.” became, the more the past began to be lost to development and sprawl. This evocative compendium of photographs revisits many of the places locals held near and dear, including the Golden Bear nightclub, Japanese Village Deer Park, Lion Country Safari, plus popular stores, restaurants, and, of course, the ever-shrinking farmlands. Many of these images are courtesy of the Orange County Archives, and others came from the author’s private collection.

In the Land of Retinal Delights

The Juxtapoz Factor

Author: N.A

Publisher: Gingko PressInc

ISBN: 9781584233176

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 6663


Since 1994, Juxtapoz magazine, published in San Francisco, has provided a forum for so called Lo-Brow art-work inspired by Comics, hot rods, and popular culture --and has become, in the years since, the most widely read art magazine in the United States. Juxtapoz provides a voice and validation for a brand of artist, like founder Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Coop, Camille Rose Garcia, Glen Barr, the Clayton Brothers, Isabel Samaras, Joe Coleman, and many,many others, who have not historically been accepted by the typical art-world infrastructure of collector, curator, and critic. However, since its founding, it has become the leverage point for the creation of its own infrastructure that supports Juxtapozian art with galleries around the world, collectors, increasing critical attention, and museum exhibitions at adventurous institutions. This exciting and provocative collection presents a group of artists who rejected traditional rules of the art establishment and created their own canon, known as the Juxtapoz School. Published in conjunction with the Laguna Art Museum for the 2008 exhibition In the Land of Retinal Delights.