Wild Art

Author(s): David Carrier

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Wild Art is an incredibly brash and current collection of over 300 extraordinary artworks that are too offbeat, outrageous, kitschy, quirky, or funky for the formal art world. From pimped cars, graffiti, flash mobs, and burlesque acts, to extreme body art, ice sculpture, light shows, and carnivals, the works featured here are variously moving, funny, or shocking - and guaranteed to elicit a reaction.

Authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro have studied alternative and underground art cultures for years. Here, they've compiled the ultimate collection of creative works that celebrate the beauty and art in anything and everything, challenging the reader's perception of what is and what isn't art.


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"Authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro have bravely stepped out into the unknown, shone a light in the corners, looked under rocks and come back with a collection of the offbeat, outre, and overlooked treasures that exist outside the snobbish world of The Arterati. [...] GBP25 for a 480-page hardback including 350 illustrations represents exceptional value for money."We Heart "...a lot of things that can be called art that are far, far, far outside what you'd see in a gallery... Be warned: these images are addictive viewing."Dazed Digital "There is art by and for everyone in this book. [..] The 350 extraordinary artworks featured here are often moving, funny or shocking, celebrating the beauty and art in everything."LDN Graffiti "Ranging from street art on rundown walls, through awe-inspiring architecture, and on to fluoro images of snow wolves and rabbits, the world of art has never looked so wild."Shortlist "I'm blown away by Wild Art. Some of the images are so refreshing and startling that they help you look at the everyday world again renewed and invigorated. Joachim Pissarro and David Carrier have created a wonderful book."Jeff Koons "Outsider-art fans will love the book's unexpected juxtapositions and raw, energetic imagery."Publishers Weekly

David Carrier is an American philosopher and art and culture critic. He was formerly a professor at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art and Carnegie Mellon University. He has written for major magazines such as Art Forum, the Brooklyn Rail and the Burlington Magazine. Joachim Pissarro is currently the Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries at the City University of New York (CUNY). He was formerly a Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780714865676
  • : Phaidon Press Limited
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : October 2013
  • : 270mm X 180mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 709.05
  • : 463
  • : 350
  • : David Carrier
  • : Hardback
  • : 1013