(W) Ben Davis, Frank Miller (A/CA) Bill Sienkiewicz
Bill Sienkiewicz is a classically trained painter whose artworks incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and combine oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, collage, and mimeograph. Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution
is the first time the artist's work and career have been taken out of the limited context of comic books and evaluated as fine art. Ben Davis, award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News, considers Sienkiewicz's process and places him within the context of art and popular culture. Sal Abbinanti, Sienkiewicz's representative and colleague for 12 years, Frank Miller, the celebrated auteur of Sin City
, contributes his perspective on Sienkiewicz's place in the pantheon of comic books. Lastly, Bill Sienkiewicz, accompanied by Award-winning journalist Susan Karlin, lends his unique voice and presents some of his greatest artistic achievements. Revolution
is the first of three volumes in three years, with each volume consisting of a trade and a signed and numbered limited edition of only 500 copies that includes deluxe reproductions of 40 previously unpublished paintings, drawings, sketches, and mixed media works from Sienkiewicz's notebooks and personal collection, as well as other private collections. A booklet signed by the artist will include a text explaining his influences and techniques and offer his view on the future of comic book art.
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019