Isabel Samaras's quirky, sexy, pop-surrealist art has had a cult following for yearsand now at long last her first monograph, On Tender Hooks, is here. Drawing her influence from classic TV shows and paintings by the Old Mastersfor example riffing on Gricault's Raft of the Medusa by replacing the figures with characters from Gilligan's IslandSamaras has created a witty, erotic, and surreal body of work. This fresh and dazzling volume includes a three-way interview between Samaras and fellow low-brow artists Shag and The Pizz, as well as delightful and enlightening commentary from gallerist Justin Giarla and art writer Colin Berry, and an erotic short story by Lucy Blue.
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books, 2009
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.4 x 0.8 inches