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Gary Panter Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 700 pages
  • Publisher: PictureBox (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979415314
  • ASIN: B006LWFREU
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.5 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,639,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...Panter - an artist, illustrator, set designer ("Pee-wee's Playhouse"), comic-book author and toymaker - deserves his new two-volume, boxed-set monograph. GARY PANTER (PictureBox/D.A.P., $95), edited by Dan Nadel and designed by Helene Silverman, is so rich in perversely witty imagery and raw lunatic expression that to savor it all requires spending considerable time thumbing through, then going back to focus on the details." --Steven Heller The New York Times Book Review

"Best First "Big Show": Panter isn't just a legendary underground comic-book artist and the guy who created the sets for Pee-wee's Playhouse; he's also a painter. For his Clementine Gallery retrospective, "Pictures From the Psychedelic Swamp, 1972-2001," Panter covered the walls with recurring characters (like his "post-nuclear punk-rock" dude named Jimbo) and curated a room with the quirky ephemera that's inspired his work (soap wrappers, Japanese candy, wet paint signs). "Show" is probably the wrong word for what was on view here: It was more like walking into Panter's messy, expressionistic, and entirely original brain." --New York Magazine, December 12, 2008

About the Author

Mike Kelley, one of the most controversial, prolific and influential figures in contemporary art, was born in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, and earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters from California Institute of the Arts. His work, often wickedly humorous and drawing on both high art and the vernacular with distinctively American iconography, ranges across media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, music, performance, writing and video projects, the last often in collaboration with artists such as Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon and Tony Oursler. In 1993, The Whitney Museum of American Art held a major retrospective of his work. He lives in Los Angeles, and is a member of the graduate faculty at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

Daniel Nadel is cofounder of The Ganzfeld.

Robert Storr is a curator, artist and critic who is the Dean of the Art School at Yale University. Among his many books is Modern Despite Modernism.

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This is a really amazing collection of works by Gary Panter.
Kyle Nolan
Hardcore fans won't be disappointed with the depth and quality of this set, and for anyone unfamiliar with Panter's work, this is a perfect starting point.
T M
It's the kinf of book you will open every now and then to get inspiration.
Rene A. P. Munoz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T M on October 21, 2008
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2 book boxset covering all of Gary Panter's genius work-- not only his comics, but also his paintings, psychedelic posters, light shows, toys, graphic design,architectural models (!), and my favorite, a full book dedicated to pages from his hundreds of sketchbooks. The print quality in excellent, and the layout as well. The second book mirrors the binding of the sketchbooks, front and back page shown side by side. I'm not sure how to describe this, but check out the images above and you'll see what I mean.
Hardcore fans won't be disappointed with the depth and quality of this set, and for anyone unfamiliar with Panter's work, this is a perfect starting point.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By PShaw on August 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Forget vapid Celebrity Culture. Don't trust the path of commercialism. Popular culture is a graveyard. You think you owe respect to your elders with their dead ideas? You think culture shouldn't harsh your mellow steady flow? Oh, but wait! You're terrified of becoming lost, like the proverbial Black Sheep, aren't you? You really believe you're comfortable with the safe White Gangster Sheep. You're convinced there's a Black Abyss that will swallow you up if you venture out too far. Because the Black Sheep don't have safe friends. Who are the ugly minds that tell you these things? Why do you listen? Why do you keep surrounding yourself with piles of useless junk that represent the Ugly Spirit? Because you're ugly inside, but do you know why? Because the world is upside-down and your cultural compass is steering you wrong. You wish somebody would absorb the horror of pop culture for you and transform it into sublime images so you can enter a realm of Radiant Dark Light. If only you could do it, you would. You want to do it, you want to decipher this new path that is already decades old. Trust me when I assure you that your eyes are only half open. Because, there exists out there sheltered away from fame and glory a true visionary. A spark of creation that has single-handedly forged the templates for modern pop culture. You don't want to believe, you don't want to see. You think if you can copy late period Picasso or Matisse you're an artist who can get by without the decades of effort to learn how to reduce a form down to its essence. But there is no cheating, there is only hard work. Gary Panter has worked harder than you can even begin to contemplate and he's four decades ahead of you. Imagine keeping it together and staying fresh for 40 years.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By W. Rosen on August 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is so big it's actually two hardcover books in a slipcase. Full color and filled with Gary Panter artwork you can't go wrong here as most of it hasn't been published before. Be warned, this is heavy so don't break your back!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Big Al on October 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
A quintessential book on one of the great creative forces of the last 30 years -- the man behind Pee-wee's Playhouse, punk rock and hundreds of unforgettable image. Here he get the full treatment. The essential art book of 2008.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Reddy on October 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The book is essential for anyone who's ever kept a sketchbook. Gary Panter is like the Velvet Underground of drawing: anyone who reads this will want to run out and make their own pictures.
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