Rat Fink: The Art of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth

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Last Gasp, 2003 - Art - 219 pages
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Born in Los Angeles and raised in the epicenter of the California hot rod explosion, Ed Roth created automotive forms purely from his own imagination. His hand-built creations and revolutionary techniques transformed car design, reinvented American hot rod culture and put Detroit on notice. Each of his creations transcended function and form to turn the American automobile into rolling sculpture. He fathered a movement known as Lowbrow Art, and his sculpture, design, and illustration inspired underground cartoonists and tattoo artists, and launched the careers of such artists as Robert Williams. This long-awaited volume features articles, essays, and writing by Ilene Roth, Von Franco, Coop, Todd Schorr, The Pizz, Greg Escalante, and more. - Publisher.

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User Review  - malgal - Overstock.com

I cant say I really understand my Dads love of this hideous rat but he absolutely loved this book! He learned so much about Ed Roth and drooled over all of the artwork. A great book for hot rod culture lovers. Read full review


The Big Three Designed Cars Out of Practicality
Roth Studios Ed Newton
The Magic of Big Daddy Nash Ybshn
Airbrushing Von Franco
Model Kits Todd Schorr
TShirt Designs Serf The Shirt Grimm
Surfing Skateboarding Dr Arthur Katz

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