Introduction by Anthony Haden-Guest, Contribution by Peter Coyote, Text by Robert Flynn Johnson and Daniel Rounds
The first comprehensive and long-overdue monograph of visual artist Eric White, containing mostly previously unpublished work. Eric White generates a world of psychologically charged narratives in his masterfully executed and surreal figurative paintings. His work is inspired by cinema—especially the golden age of Hollywood—and an obscure pop culture seen through the lens of a satirical and fantastical schizophrenic dream logic. This book covers the breadth of his career so far, from his earliest acrylics, oils, and works on paper, to his subverted album cover paintings, work he describes as paranoid social realism, and his "1/3 Scale Retrospective" installations. White's work opens a window into an alternate universe, one that is distorted, dark, and extremely witty.
About The Author
Eric White received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. White has served as adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 2006. In 2010, White received a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Daniel Rounds is a labor activist and a poet. Peter Coyote is an actor, author, director, and screenwriter. Anthony Haden-Guest is a British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist, art critic, poet, and socialite. Robert Flynn Johnson is Curator Emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and an author. Ivan Quaroni is an art critic and curator.