Dying of Thirst catalogs Baseman's solo show I Melt in Your Presence, at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco. Baseman's paintings reflect an oozing, sexual frenzy and dripping, cream-filled energy. This large-format hardcover collector's edition features beautiful reproductions of Baseman's nude studies in mixed media and his paintings such as Dripping With Desire, The Hills of Creamy Goodness, Dying of Thirst, The Battle for Independence and Creamy Fulfillment, The Rose, In the Presence of True Desire, The Goodness of Creamy Wonderment, The Battlefield of Glory and Desire, and Madonna and the Chou Chou. Baseman blurs the line between toy culture and fine art with his strong iconic images, both playful and dark, childlike and adult, id-driven and thought-provoking.
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Last Gasp, 2008
Product Dimensions: 111 x 14.1 x 0.4 inches