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Wild art / David Carrier, Joachim Pissarro.

By: Carrier, David, 1944- [author.].
Contributor(s): Pissarro, Joachim [author.] | Pissarro, Joachim.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2013Description: 463 pages : chiefly photographs ; 28 cm.Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0714865672; 9780714865676 (hbk.).Subject(s): Art, Modern -- 21st century | Public art | Outsider art -- Pictorial works | Pop art | Aesthetics | Primitivism in artDDC classification: 709.04 Summary: "Wild art is the vast proliferation of art forms that occur beyond the perimeters of the established art world. It is graffiti, car art, body art, ice and sand sculpture, flash mobs and burlesque acts. It is portraits made from bottle tops, dresses made from meat, paintings made by animals, light shows, wild buildings that are more art than function, carnivals, giant artworks that can only be truly appreciated from the air, tiny artworks that sit on a pin head, and so much more. These are forms of art that tend to escape the attention of art experts, art academics, art curators and art critics. They fall short of catching the eyes or ears of mainstream cultural chanels."--P. 6.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Wild Artis an incredibly vivid, colourful and current collection of over 300 extraordinary artworks that are too offbeat, outrageous, kitsch, quirky or funky to 'make it' in the formal art world of galleries and museums. From pimped cars and graffiti to extreme body art, ice sculpture, flash mobs, burlesque acts, portraits made from bottle tops, paintings made by animals, light shows, carnivals and giant artworks that can only truly be appreciated from the air, this book has it all. The works featured here are variously moving, funny or shocking, celebrating the beauty and art in anything and everything.

Authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro have studied alternative and underground art forms and cultures for years and have compiled the ultimate collection of creative works to challenge and engage every reader's perception of what is and isn't art.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Wild art is the vast proliferation of art forms that occur beyond the perimeters of the established art world. It is graffiti, car art, body art, ice and sand sculpture, flash mobs and burlesque acts. It is portraits made from bottle tops, dresses made from meat, paintings made by animals, light shows, wild buildings that are more art than function, carnivals, giant artworks that can only be truly appreciated from the air, tiny artworks that sit on a pin head, and so much more. These are forms of art that tend to escape the attention of art experts, art academics, art curators and art critics. They fall short of catching the eyes or ears of mainstream cultural chanels."--P. 6.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Carrier (A World Art History and Its Objects) and Pissarro (Individualism and Inter-Subjectivity in Modernism), both of whom straddle academia and the professional art world, define "wild art" as "art that does not fit into the narrow confines of the established art world." In this adventurous volume, they propose that we should "open our minds to the idea that there are multiple art worlds, each with their own system of values, and that it is perfectly possible to appreciate art from more than one world." Their diverse examples include: Chinese political calligraphy written with water on pavement; flesh-hook art; a cream-puff dress; animals as both creators and art objects; and a basket-shaped office building, complete with handles. Further highlights include Andres Amador and Jim Denevan's huge, ephemeral beach drawings, and spectacles from carnivals, Burning Man, and flash mobs. Outsider-art fans will love the book's unexpected juxtapositions and raw, energetic imagery. Pop culture scholars will appreciate the open-armed variety and inclusion of commercial "art" like the Disneyland castle. 350 color illus. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.