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Art Attack: The Midnight Politics of a Guerrilla Artist (90s political street art book)

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Conal's artistic drive grew out of '60s counterculture 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. He and his "volunteer guerrilla postering army" can canvas his poster art over a city overnight.

Conal's work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, as well as CBS's This Morning and Charlie Rose. He is also an MFA graduate and an adjunct professor of painting and drawing at the University of Southern California's Roski School of Fine Arts.

  • Author: Conal, Robbie
  • Edition: 1st Printing
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 63
  • Release Date: 01-08-1992
  • Feature: Good condition/Used
  • Package Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Languages: English