Dumb luck

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Chronicle Books, May 28, 2004 - Art - 239 pages
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Mucking up the pages of theNew Yorker, theNew York Times,Rolling Stone,Forbes, theAtlantic Monthly,Blab, and more, Gary Baseman has populated the finest publications with his inimitable brand of illustration. NowDumb Luck, presents the first complete collection of his work, spanning more than ten years. According to Baseman himself, his art inhabits "that muddy spot where the line between genius and stupidity has been smudged beyond recognition." Dark and dopey, hokey and heartbreaking, his world is populated with freaky folks, maimed bunnies, weird wiener dogs, and anthropomorphic ice-cream cones that yearn and burn just like we do. Baseman's particular genius lies in capturing those ridiculous and all-too-often appalling aspects of being human. Hilarious testimony to the mind of its creator,Dumb Luckis both an art manifesto and a raw celebration of idiocy.

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This lavish, full-color book captures 15 years of highly imaginative work from contemporary American artist Baseman, including paintings, illustrations from advertisements and magazines, personal ... Read full review


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