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Todd Schorr

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Primitive_inclinations
Primitive Inclinations
The_egg_hunt
The Egg Hunt
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An Alien in the Land of Make Believe
Ts_clash_holidays
Clash of Holidays
Ts_an-ape-allegory-on-panel-crop
An Ape Allegory
Ts_anguish-of-carl-on-panel-crop
The Anguish of Carl Akeley
Ts_ape_worship
Ape Worship
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An Ape Allegory (Study)
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Antidote for a Worry Some World, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 10 X 8 Inches © Todd Schorr / Collection of Merry Karnowsky
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A Pirates Treasure Dream, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 72 X 96 Inches © Collection of Long Gone John, Washington
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An Ape Allegory, 2009 Giclée on Canvas
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A Pirates Treasure Dream, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 72 X 96 Inches © Image courtesy of the artist
Ts_when-fairy-tales-canvas
When Fairy Tales Collide
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An Ape Allegory
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Ben Maltz Gallery
Ts_the-world-we-live-in-canvas
The World We Live In
Ts_the_egg_hunt
The Egg Hunt
Schorr_monster-appeal
The Spectre of Monster Appeal
Ts_clash_holidays
Clash of Holidays
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Primitive Inclinations
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The World We Live In Limited Edition Giclée on Canvas 38" X 17.5" © Todd Schorr
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Ben Maltz Gallery
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Quick Facts
Representing galleries
Tags
surrealism, lowbrow/urban, pop-surrealism
Current Exhibitions and Events
May, 2016
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Statement
bio

Todd Schorr's artistic journey is one that hardly conforms to the time-honored stereotype of Bohemian artist. It is rather a post-war tale bracketed by an America infatuated with the limitless potential of consumerism. His formative years were spent in a world surrounded by the atomic and space ages, by Saturday morning cartoons and racks of comic books at the local drug store, a land populated by Revell models, Mad Magazine, Testors glue, Mickey Mouse and Rat Fink.

Further fueling his developing image bank were the seemingly endless icons from television's early years: Robbie the Robot, Mighty Joe Young and reel upon reel of animated toons from the likes of Tex Avery, George Pal and Max Fleischer The compulsion to replicate these characters led to a formal art education and exposure to a new set of influences drawn from the world of advertising and commercial art.

Schorr received his degree from The Philadelphia College of Art.  His mid-career retrospective was held at The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida in 2002, and a solo exhibition at The San Jose Museum of Art is slated for September, 2008.  His work is featured in the full-length documentary film, The Treasures of Long Gone John. Todd’s most recent monograph is Dreamland, 2004, published by Last Gasp Press.  The artist currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.