There is art, and then there is Wild Art. The new Phaidon book from David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro surveys the latter, illustrating a world bursting with creativity. From street art and flash mobs to tattoos and art made by animals, Wild Art documents an incredible array of artistic expressions that are too big, too radical, too kitsch, too wild for the white box.
“This is the first book to bring together the visual culture of skaters, surfers, tattooists, club kids and guerilla activists in one exhilarating package. The 350 extraordinary featured works are sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, but all spring from the imaginations of artists who are innovative, inventive and original. Neither ‘outsider art’ or ‘naïve art’, the book’s authors (both respected professors of art history) set out to show that the virtuosity of skateboarder Christian Hosoi’s awe-inspiring tricks, Dita Von Teese’s burlesque performances and extreme body modifier Dennis Avner, AKA ‘cat man’, are awe-inspiring masterpieces in their own right, representing the best of a range of subcultures that are at once raw and unpredictable but also competitive, demanding and exclusive.”
Now take note. We’re giving away a free digital copy of Wild Art made specifically for iBook every day this week. Here’s how to win:
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We’ll select one winner to receive a free copy of the book made for iBook Tuesday-Saturday. You can participate every day.