75 FULL-COLOR IMAGES FROM FORTY OF TODAY’S LEADING POP SURREALISTS
Pop Surrealism movement was born in California towards the end of the seventies thanks to the creative character of the cartoonist Robert Williams. Strongly tied to the cinematic art, this movement reached its climax with Mark Ryden, Joe Sorren and Ron English and it is currently in a state of prolific expansion with new talents such as Travis Louie, Naoto Hattori, Marion Peck… It is the progress of an accessible visual art that often suggests a lively sense of humour, sometimes pitiless and other times simply sarcastic. The artist involved in POP SURREALISM WHAT A WONDERFOOL WORLD are Mark Raiden, Ray Caesar, Todd Schorr, Camille Rose Garcia, Shepard Fairey, Miss Van, Ron English, Joe Sorren, Gary Baseman, Tara McPherson, Scott Musgrove, Kukula, Mijn Schatje, Alex Gross, Marion Peck, Natalie Shau, Paul Chatem, Lola, Kathie Olivas, Tim McCormick, Nathan Spoor, Sas Christian, Travis Louie, Jonathan Viner, Adam Wallacavage, Ken Keirns, Ahren Hertel, Kris Lewis, Tim Biskup and the Italians Nicoletta Ceccoli and Niba. The book also includes interviews with some of the most important and influential critical figures as the gallerist Jonathan LeVine and the editor at large for Hi-Fructose magazine Kirsten Anderson.