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Pop Culture
4 2016–2017 NEW RELEASES
: The Art of Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro
Louie Gasparro
•A legendary NYC street artist/punk musician’s illustrated monograph spanning his complete artistic development
• A photographic timeline featuring more than 400 paintings, tags, album covers, trains, and model trains
•Graffiti,hardcore,and an extraordinary atmospheric disturbance known asKR.ONE come together to create aKOLORSTORM
NYC graffiti art, heavy metal, comic books, and fantasy art intersect here in Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro’s visual
autobiography. This legendary Queens artist-drummer weaves these powerful influences into a medium he calls
“Graffantasy,” creating tags, wall pieces, paintings and illustrations, model trains, jackets, and more. Gaze at this
modern Renaissance man’s work from 1977 to the present, and trace his evolution fromhis adolescent days watching
bombed subway cars whirring by in a KOLORSTORM, to the underground period tagging trains and evading cops,
to his legal works and whole–school buses. Starting with a scrapbook-like photo collection from Louie’s youth and
his other career as drummer of several heavymetal bands, the bookmoves on with elaborate sketches from the artist’s
blackbooks, and colorful concert posters and albumcovers.Through a stunning array of styles and techniques, witness
KR.ONE’s transformation from restless punk to major decorative artist and abstract painter.
Part of the rolling subway art of NYC graffiti since 1977,
Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro
is a graphic designer, painter,
producer, poet, and musician living and working in New York City.
Size: 9" x 12"• 428 color images• 160 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5185-3 • hard cover • $34.99
: The Art of Dirty Donny Gillies
Dirty Donny Gillies
• Five years of pop culture rock-and-roll artwork from legendary artist Dirty Donny
• Hand-painted images for pinball machines, hot rods, rock bands, skateboards, and more
• Showcases commissions for bands and businesses such as Metallica, Mastodon, Vans, and Snap-on tools
Pop-art connoisseurs are treated to a mind-bending journey through the blistering paintings of San Francisco artist
Dirty Donny Gillies. Take a visual tour of his vibrant, hand-drawn and screen-printed poster art series “Blacklight
Rebellion” and hand-painted solo art show “Fantastic Voyage.”This ultimate collection of cool also includes his iconic
work for Stern Pinball, metal giant Metallica, Vans Skate, Snap-On tools, and Cruz Pedregon’s Top Fuel Funny Car,
not to mention work on his own air-brushed 1970s boogie van. The art attack continues with eye-melting imagery
from skateboard decks, decal sets, toys, guitars, drums, and his series of model kits for AMT. Pop-art collectors will
appreciate full-page photos from the likes of legendary street photographer Ricky Powell, as well as the commentary
by Ed Robertson of the BareNaked Ladies, Mastadon’s BranDailor, Brendon Small of animated seriesMetalocalypse,
Howie Pyro, (Danzig, D-Generation) and fellow weirdo artist Skinner.
Dirty Donny Gillies
is one of the most influential artists to invade the pop culture scene of the punk, rock and
roll, and heavy metal underground. He has been spreading his art across all mediums for decades, ranging from skate
decks to pinball machines, hot rods, and album covers.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11"• 244 color and b/w images• 152 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5178-5 • hard cover • $34.99
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