Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia.pdf

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia.pdf


Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia is the first comprehensive publicationof the visual art of Mothersbaugh. Mark Mothersbaugh, co-founderof the New Wave band Devo, is a legendary figure for fans of streetart and music culture. He has been a practicing visual artist since theearly 1970s, while also working as a musician, composer and singer.With Devo, Mothersbaugh worked collaboratively with his bandmatesto establish a comprehensive visual language that includedfilms, videos, costumes, LP covers, stage shows, publicity and othermaterials. His visual art during and after Devo expanded to includepostcard drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture. He hasexhibited widely since the late 1980s showing work in Indiegalleries, magazines and art fairs. As an award winning composer,his credits include Moonrise Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Rushmore,The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Pee Wee's Playhouse andthe hugely successful Rugrats television, stage and film franchise.The book connects his work with the popular New Wave band Devoto his large body of visual art, contextualising all of the above in thelegacy of the counterculture, punk rock and pop art.

"Mr. Mothersbaugh works in virtually every form and medium, and his work has always been unified and singular (perhaps a result of the simple fact that it all comes from the same exotic and densely populated alien planet: his brain). For forty years, he has set about creating a body of work that amounts to his own Magic Kingdom." -Wes Anderson

Adam Lerner, Ph.D. is the Director and Chief Animator of theMuseum of Contemporary Art Denver.Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson is an Academy Award nominatedAmerican film director and screenwriter famous for his distinctivevisual and narrative style.


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