Hardcover: 267 pages
Editor: Jeremy Cushner, Jeff Fox, Arthur Katz
Foreword: Greg Escalante, Douglas Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
450 photos and illustrations of monsters, skulls, beatniks, surfers, Tiki gods, pinup girls and more! This is the art and history of one of the leading galleries in the Lowbrow Art movement. With a storied history and ever-evolving stylistic profile, and spawned from the legacies of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and Ken "Von Dutch" Howard, Lowbrow art has expanded from its post-World War II origins in automotive-related design and do-it-yourself marketing to encompass a swirling dystopia of cast-offs from consumer capitalism. Now matriculating into the mainstream, the art’s popularity and collectibility have never been greater. Anchoring this success has been Copro/Nason Fine Art, one of the movement’s leading publishers and curators. Founded in 1991, Copro/Nason has also had an ambitious program mixing acknowledged masters like Robert Williams and Mark Ryden with newer talents such as Ron English, Lori Earley, Sas Christian and Audrey Kawasaki.
- 450 photos and illustrations;
- full-color reproductions of the gallery’s 100 limited edition prints;
- summaries of 75 curated exhibitions;
- essays by Williams, Sandow Birk, Shag and others.