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James Franco: Dangerous Book Four Boys

Written by James Franco, Edited by Alanna Heiss, Contribution by Klaus Biesenbach, Diana Widmaier Picasso and Frank Bidart

  • April 17, 2012
  • Hardcover
  • Art - Individual Artist
  • Skira Rizzoli
  • 9-1/4 x 12
  • $50.00
  • $55.00
  • 978-0-8478-3813-4

About This Book

Considered one of the finest actors of his generation, James Franco is also a multitalented writer and visual artist. Drawing from his experience in film and television work, Franco has produced a visually exciting and thought-provoking body of video works, multimedia installations, and large-scale sculptures.

Drawn from the exhibition curated by Alanna Heiss and organized by the Clocktower Gallery, James Franco: The Dangerous Book Four Boys explores themes of childhood and nostalgia, games and destruction.  Each experimental film, suite of drawings, and raw, childlike construction is presented as a window into the artist’s mind. This dense and often diaristic survey reflects Franco’s interest in the contemporary American landscape of adolescence and young adulthood. 

About the Author

James Franco is an Oscar-nominated actor, writer, and visual artist. Alanna Heiss was the Founding Director of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and is the Founder and Director of the Clocktower Gallery in New York and its radio station, ARTonAIR.org. Klaus Biesenbach is the Director of MoMA PS1, New York. Diana Picasso is a noted art historian. Frank Bidart is a professor of English and an award-winning poet. Niklas Maak is an art critic and journalist. Beatrice Johnson is the Managing Director of the Clocktower Gallery and its radio station, ARTonAIR.org. The book was designed by Richard Pandiscio, principal in Pandiscio Co., an award-winning design and branding firm.

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