Mark Mothersbaugh

Mark Mothersbaugh

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Mark Mothersbaugh is a legendary figure for fans of both street art and music culture. Cofounder of the seminal New Wave band DEVO, he was a prolific visual artist before the band's inception moving seamlessly between multiple mediums creating bold, cartoonish, strangely disturbed works of pop surrealism that playfully explore the relationship between technology and individuality. In the most comprehensive presentation of his work to date, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia features a lifetime of his creative inventions from the beginning of his artistic career in the 1970s to his most recent work, including early postcards, screen prints, decals, and DEVO ephemera as well as later paintings, photographs (such as the celebrated Beautiful Mutants series), sculpture, and rugs. Accompanied by a major six city traveling exhibition, this richly illustrated catalog positions Mothersbaugh as a pivitol figure in the history of both contemporary art and indie culture.1 In this essay, I use the term a€œavant-gardea€ to loosely describe the tradition of art history culminating in the New Yorka€“centered ... Given that the band is generally liberal about citing its influences, the fact that they dona#39;t cite Smithson suggests that he likely did ... Alastair Johnston, a€œZephyrus Image and Edward Dorn, a€ Chicago Review 49/50 (summer 2004): 129. ... Ken Friedman, a€œThe Early Days of Mail Art, a€ in Chuck Welch, ed., EternalNetwork:A MailArt Anthology(Calgary: University ofanbsp;...

Title:Mark Mothersbaugh
Author: Adam Lerner
Publisher:Chronicle Books - 2014-11-11

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