New texts by Jeff Koons and Dave Hickey; republished text by Richard Flood; republished conversation with Ed Paschke and Dennis Adrian
10 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches (27.3 x 31.1 cm); 148 pages; Fully illustrated
Designed by Dan Miller Design, New York; Printed by Finlay Printing, Bloomfield, CT
Weight: 2 lbs. 15 oz.
This catalogue accompanied the Gagosian Gallery exhibition, curated by Jeff Koons, of the work of Ed Paschke. Koons assisted the artist while a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the mid 1970s, and Paschke proved to be an important mentor. Paschke gravitated toward the images that exemplified the underside of American values, fame, violence, sex, and money. His explorations of the archetypes and cliches of media identity prefigured the appropriative gestures of the "Pictures Generation," and for artists working today, his totemic, eye-popping paintings have come to embody the essence of cosmopolitan art.