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Description - Erro by Ruba Katrib

The first major English-language monograph on Icelandic Pop artist Erro establishes his primacy among today's significant figurative artists. Erro, Iceland's most prominent painter, receives long overdue critical attention for his contributions to international Pop, late Surrealism, and contemporary figurative painting in this sumptuous monograph. Since introducing exclusively source-image-based painted collage to the European Pop movement in 1959, Erro has produced an influential body of work mining cartoons and art history on canvases marked by political satire and his own cheerfully dystopian observations of human nature.

Prescient and timely, Erro's paintings are marked by a voracious consumption of imagery synthesizing a hallucinatory vision of contemporary visual culture. Often compared to Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein, Erro's multifigure narratives, refusal to commit to a singular style, and obsession with cartoons set his practice apart. An essay by Ruba Katrib connects Erro to today's figurative-painting practices, and a chronology by Danielle Kvaran traces his wild figurations of history and subjects, ranging from Winston Churchill to contemporary music icons. Newly photographed details and a concentration on Erro's canvases of the last ten years offer a fresh perspective to his European audience and a welcome introduction for his American one.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780847860623
ISBN-10: 0847860620
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 254mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Skira Rizzoli
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ruba Katrib

Ruba Katrib, curator at SculptureCenter, New York, contributes to publications including Art in America and Parkett.

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