From Publishers Weekly
A slippery and near-ubiquitous term in post-postmodern art, gallery owner Lazarides (who also manages street-art megastar Banksy) uses the "outsider" label here to describe artists working outside of traditional artistic spaces-Mark Jenkins' amazingly realistic streetside human casts made of packing tape, Invader's colorful reproductions of classic video game characters in tile-but his only qualification for inclusion is "work I admire" (though one might perceive a supporting consideration, "work available for purchase on my gallery Web site"). To wit: Antony Micallef's exquisite, "deeply troubling" portraits of post-consumer babylonia, Polly Morgan's elevated taxidermy, and the "mischevous and macabre," "very British" Sanley Donwood (best known for his work with rock group Radiohead). Lazarides pens brief, warm biographies of most contributors, interspersing them randomly in page after page of stunning images. The text concludes with an informative (if abbreviated) index and a list for further reading. 15 b/w, 255 color images.
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"It's a fantastic reminder of all the edgy renegades in the art world ... resist any aversion to cooler than thou coffee table books - this is a must buy" Bizarre "Fascinating" Grazia "Steve Lazarides is the man behind this decade's most important art movement" Arena "the perfect graffiti and graphic design primer ... The range of work is impressive" GQ