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Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California [Hardcover]

by Justin Van Hoy
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

October 15, 2012 1934429090 978-1934429099

"Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California" highlights new work by contemporary artists who are aesthetically and regionally joined through a variety of mediums and demographics. By showcasing unknown and emerging artists alongside established icons who all call California home, "Milk and Honey" recognizes the fact that region and lifestyle directly influence the working process and ultimately the state of contemporary imagery.

In the same spirit as Roger Gastman and Jeffrey Deitch's recent seminal MOCA show: Art in the Streets, "Milk and Honey" celebrates a group of contemporary artists with roots across various areas, including graffiti art, surf, and skate culture, and other uniquely Californian influences. As is evident in that highly acclaimed museum show—as well as the current Pacific Standard Time Show throughout Los Angeles—California affects trends and sets the stage nationally and internationally, for some of the most creative art being made in the world today.

More than 50 artists featured, including: Ed Ruscha, Ed Templeton, Cleon Peterson, Megan Whitmarsh, Sage Vaughn, RETNA, and Ye Rin Mok. As well as essays by Lucy Goodwin, PM Tenore, and many others.

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About the Author

Justin Van Hoy is a designer, artist, and curator based in Los Angeles, California. Justin's studio, The Dutch Press, creates original graphics, design, and branding for innovative entities such as RVCA, R77, OBEY, Giant, Falcon Motorcycles, and Gagosian Gallery. Justin is also a co-founder of THIS, an art gallery in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. THIS hosts group and solo shows, and fosters a creative outlet for a wide network of innovative artists, friends, and family, as well as the community at large.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: AMMO Books (October 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934429090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934429099
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Justin Van Hoy is a designer / curator based in Los Angeles, California. His studio, The Dutch Press, practices traditional and classic forms of communication design and direction. He organizes various artistic projects independently and as a co-founder of the gallery THIS los angeles, an upstart gallery space which hosts a variety of exhibitions in varied disciplines.

Since 2006, Justin has worked as an Art Director and Designer for Swindle Magazine, OBEY Giant, AMMO Books, Juxtapoz, R77 / Gingko Press, RVCA, Falcon Motorcycles, The Oinkster and Gagosian Gallery of Beverly Hills.

This October Justin's first authored title, Milk & Honey: Contemporary Art in California, will be released with AMMO Books.

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5.0 out of 5 stars California is a magical place. October 12, 2012
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Just received my copy of this and read it cover to cover straight away without putting it down. It's filled with a huge variety of great artists who are making work in California and tell stories about how they ended up here. Good job Justin.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book! November 9, 2012
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I love this book! It lives on my coffee table for all to see. Awesome photos, wonderful variety of artists and terrific stories. Great job, Justin. Already have plans to buy more for Christmas gifts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great overview of CA artists August 22, 2013
By Amy Lee
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Interesting book that highlights CA contemporary artists, where they come from, what inspires them, and how they have left their mark in the art world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Justin - RIP June 12, 2013
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It was such a loss to the art world when we lost Justin. This book is a great tribute to him.....I recommend it to everyone. The artists in California are amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So Beautifully Unique February 19, 2013
By Julia
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I love this book, everything in it is so vibrant and captivating. I can't stop looking at the art and reading about the artists, lovely contemporary pieces and individuals. Highly recommend!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gift for my daughter February 5, 2013
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She loved it. I glanced through it before I mailed off to her for a Christmas gift. Very beautiful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my purchase January 21, 2013
My son, whom bought it for, absolutely loves this book. He is a car designer for Mazda and very much into California Art.
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