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Year:2009
Class:Book
Status:Official
Released:02/01/09
Size:6 X 9
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Rose Art Museum, Brandeis U. - Waltham, MA
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by Barry McGee (Author), Raphaela Platow (Contributor), Joseph Ketner (Contributor), Josh Lazcano (Contributor), Lucy Flint-Gohlke (Editor)

Hardcover: 90 pages
Publisher: The Rose Art Museum (February 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0962054585
ISBN-13: 978-0962054587
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.4 inches

Product Description
In 2004, San Francisco street artist Barry McGee created a large-scale installation for The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. This artist's book is the only record of the project, which was dismantled at the end of the exhibition. McGee's graffiti markings first appeared under the tag name Twist in San Francisco in the 1980s. A formally trained artist, McGee draws on a variety of influences, ranging from Mexican muralist painting, San Francisco Beat poetry and pivotal artistic forefathers such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Philip Guston. Interwoven with his large-scale graphics and comic-strip works are found materials such as empty bottles, discarded syringes, old sheet metal and other fragments from the street, remade into sculptural installations. The artist's sad-eyed characters, painted as large-scale figures on the walls or as miniature versions on his found objects, voice the burden of deep existential uncertainty in a culture organized around economic and ethnic inequality. Limited stock available.

"Twist show book from 2004 featuring approximately 200 full color pages of photo collages, drawings, installations, and visual randomness. Also includes an interview. Lowkey hardcover and freeform format really give this Twist book a cool homegrown feel that other books lack."

About the Author
Born in San Francisco in 1966, Barry McGee took the tag name "Twist" when he started drawing in the streets in the mid-80s. Some of the more conventional locations where his work has been exhibited include the 2001 Venice Biennale; the Drawing Center, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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