Artist Fred Tomaselli discusses his new book, Fred Tomaselli: The Times, with author Lawrence Weschler. They explore the artist’s politically charged series of work and the process of developing this new book. In this brilliant time capsule of recent world events, celebrated artist Fred Tomaselli intrepidly and colorfully re-imagines the front pages of the New York Times.
A self-proclaimed news junkie, Tomaselli has been responding to the earth-shattering events of the past decade through a fascinating series of artworks collected in this book for the first time. Tomaselli superimposes his signature psychedelic aesthetic on the front page, setting up a striking contrast between the paper’s sober depictions of reality and his vivid interventions. Readers will delight in comparing the actual headlines, captions, and articles that surround the images with Tomaselli’s trippy, highly detailed interpretations.
Filled with gorgeous reproductions of works that range from tongue-in-cheek satire to unmitigated outrage, this timely volume is certain to appeal to art lovers as well as street-smart consumers of today’s headline news.
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