Wild Art will be a visual exploration of everything and anything from outside the exclusive and rarefied spectrum of the 'Art World'.
It will present a highly illustrated account of the most exciting examples of the vast multitude of 'other' art worlds – mostly left unmentioned within the professional art literature – that proliferate outside the boundaries of the Art World. The art that most professionals – art critics, art historians, artists, auctioneers, collectors and dealers tend to ignore.
At its heart, this book raises the question of what constitutes 'art' by celebrating the artists and art forms that are usually ignored by the art establishment.
Envisaged as a chunky, bold and brash book, Wild Art will feature 480 pages of extraordinary things that defy taste and art world standards of acceptability. A panoply of 'artistic creations' made outside the Art World, including erotic paintings, sand sculptures, ice sculptures, body art, customised cars, art made out of food, discarded drink cans, minuscule pin-heads sculptures, crazy Christmas lights, pavement art and much more. Featuring 350 captioned images, a text introduction and chapter introductions, Wild Art, celebrates the very best, bizarre and brilliant from the world of 'outsider art'.
About the Author
David Carrier is an American philosopher and art and culture critic. He was formerly a professor at Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art and Carnegie Mellon University. He has written for major magazines such as Art Forum, the Brooklyn Rail and the Burlington Magazine. Joachim Pissarro is currently the Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries at the City University of New York (CUNY). He was formerly a Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
"Authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro have bravely stepped out into the unknown, shone a light in the corners, looked under rocks and come back with a collection of the offbeat, outre, and overlooked treasures that exist outside the snobbish world of The Arterati. [...] GBP25 for a 480-page hardback including 350 illustrations represents exceptional value for money." Dazed Digital "There is art by and for everyone in this book. [..] The 350 extraordinary artworks featured here are often moving, funny or shocking, celebrating the beauty and art in everything." Shortlist "I'm blown away by Wild Art. Some of the images are so refreshing and startling that they help you look at the everyday world again renewed and invigorated. Joachim Pissarro and David Carrier have created a wonderful book." Publishers Weekly
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 14th October 2013
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 18.6 x 4.5
Weight (kg): 27.9
Edition Number: 1