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This Saturday in NYC, Miami, L.A. + London: International POSTER BOY: THE WAR OF ART Book Celebration/Release Parties!
August 24, 2010
Join Mark Batty Publisher and the *Poster Boy Collective* on August 28 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm at four different parties on the same night to launch K.A.R.A.T.E. (Kids Are Rallying Against The Empire), a legal defense fund for artists, and celebrate the release of POSTER BOY: THE WAR OF ART.
- Poster Boy will be signing books at all four locations.
- Signed books and limited edition prints available
- A portion of book, art, food and beverage sales will go to K.A.R.A.T.E.
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NEW YORK CITY
17 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
5795 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
AE District Gallery
3852 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Pure Evil Gallery
108 Leonard St.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Dubbed by the New York Times as an “anti-consumerist Zorro with a razor blade, a sense of humor and a talent for collage,” Poster Boy deftly rearranges the text and images of subway posters, reclaiming walls from the ad industry one slice of vinyl at a time. This artful and clever repurposing of advertising has been hailed by the Guardian UK as “witty, web-savvy and economical… the only materials it requires are chutzpah, imagination and a 50-cent blade,” and, though the work exists only in New York City, Poster Boy has garnered a worldwide following.
“Poster Boy: The War of Art” is the first book to feature Poster Boy’s renegade mashups—corporate copy slashed and re-pasted as sharp, playful puns and turns of phrase rich with innuendo and political punch. Under the edge of Poster Boy’s blade, beautiful models turn ghastly and iconic spokespeople become mouthpieces for guerrilla slogans.
Poster Boy proves no ad is safe from art’s incisive interventions.