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As I See: The Fantastic World of Boris Artzybasheff by Boris Artzybasheff

As I See: The Fantastic World of Boris Artzybasheff

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As I See: The Fantastic World of Boris Artzybasheff by Boris Artzybasheff
Hardcover $19.95
Oct 21, 2008 | ISBN 9781845767679

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"I bought this book when it was new. It thrilled me then, it thrills me now. This was one of the greatest artist-caricaturists of the 20th century, and having this book back means I don’t have to worry about what gifts I’ll be giving this year." – Harlan Ellison, award-winning author

“Boris Artzybasheff was an important spark that kept the flame of Surrealism burning long after it had reached it’s peak during the 1930’s and early 1940’s. His anthropomorphic creations were prime influences on Kustom Kulture pioneers Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and Kenneth "Von Dutch" Howard. His strong presence continues to be felt today among artists like myself and many other key exponents of the Lowbrow and Pop Surrealism art community.”—Todd Schorr, painter/author of Dreamland ( )

“Boris Artzybasheff remains an unparalleled image maker. He combined a searing intelligence with incredible skill and deeply surreal wit. This book, his first and only monograph, is a personal exploration of his visual terrain, attacking no smaller a target than the modern condition. One of the truly essentials 20th century books and a benchmark for illustration.–Dan Nadel, PictureBox, author of Art out of Time

“I was lucky enough to discover Artzybasheff’s work some years ago through a friend, a fellow illustrator, who tracked down an original edition of this book (As I See).”—Michael Dringenberg, illustrator, Sandman

“Artzybasheff’s unambiguous forms involve a great sense of visual play, transmitting their meaning with inventive, sometimes frightening, clarity.”—Michael Dringenberg, illustrator, Sandman

“Artzybasheff’s unsettling and poignant visual satire is as fresh today as it was in the 1940’s.”—Award-winning illustrator John Jude Palencar

“Take the “Twilight Zone” throw in a dash of the "NY Times", blend well and you’ll have the usettling world that Artzybasheff has created.” —Award-winning illustrator John Jude Palencar

“Artzybasheff’s career is as surreal as his art – unsettling images and gear gnashing satire that still stands up in today’s cynical world.” —Award-winning illustrator John Jude Palencar

“I can’t recommend this book enough. Just the hilarious Neurotica would be a sufficient content, but with images as diverse as those from The Circus of Dr. Lao and others reminiscent of Wally Wood, Hirschfeld, Dali, Disney and Wolverton, the full range of Artzybasheff’s work becomes apparent.”—Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., Images magazine ( )

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