Dark Metropolis: Irving Norman's Social Surrealism, 1st Ed., 1st Print, 2006, VG

Regular
$75.00
Sale
$75.00
Regular
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 

Dark Metropolis: Irving Norman's Social Surrealism
ISBN:
1597140414
Author:
Crocker Art Museum, Irving Norman Trust, Ray Day (Editor), Scott A. Shields (Editor), et al.
Publisher:
Crocker Art Museum; Heyday Books; Irving Norman Trust
Release Date:
2006
Seller Category:
CALIFORNIA ART AND ARTISTS
Qty Available:
1
Condition:
Used: Very Good
Sku: 00697
Notes: Very Good, First Edition, First Printing, 4to, 12" x 9." First Printing; printer's key beginning with "10" and ending with "1" on copyright page. Black paper wrappers with color illustrations on front and back. Purple and gray lettering to spine. Covers have slightly bumped tips, minimal edge wear, and slight rubbing, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages have slight wear to bottom edge, else clean and intact. Replete with color illustrations. Not price-clipped. 223 pp., including illustrations. A catalog published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Edited by Ray Day and Scott A. Shields. Essays by Michael Duncan, Charles C. Eldredge, Patricia Junker, and Shields. Irving Norman (1906-1989) was a Lithuanian-American artist. After experiencing the horrors of World War I and the Spanish Civil War firsthand, he became deeply disillusioned with modern society and capitalism. Norman minces no words in his visual vocabulary to depict his views of modernity in his paintings. There are no creature comforts in Norman's version of contemporary society. His paintings are unforgettable; scenes of debauchery, torture, violence, and corruption fill every corner in his dystopian landscapes. His viewpoints are just as salient today, if not more so, as when they first appeared in his art. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.