Art Attack | The Midnight Politics of A Guerrilla Artist
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Art Attack : The Midnight Politics of A Guerrilla Artist is a book that examines the work of street artist Robbie Conal. Published by HarperCollins, 1992.
Softcover, 63pg. Color and B&W
8" x 10"
"Conal's artistic drive grew out of '60s and '80s counter-counterculture. Both eras were defined by political discourse accessible only to high-level government officials. How does an American citizen react to imperialism in South East Asia? What if, like Irangate, policy is covert? Abbie Hoffman and Company took to the streets and Robbie Conal figured he'd do the same. Ever since, he has mounted, glued and run from men with guns in cities around the country. Robbie's biting humor and a shared sense of frustration draw people to his work. Yes, he creates stunningly evil portraits through thick brush application. But the posters do not completely reproduce the effect. Aesthetic logistics are not the point. Conal has taken a postmodern concept (popular, repetitious, street-level advertising), and run with it. The man's truly an "agitpop" agitator.Guerilla street artist Robbie Conal is famous for his brand of political commentary through his posters depicting U.S. political figures in grotesque, unconventional ways."