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Los Angeles, CA: Robert Williams Signing at The Last Bookstore
November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
The Last Bookstore LA is pleased to welcome local legend Robert Williams to celebrate the release of the new fine art collection, Robert Williams: The Father of Exponential Imagination. This 484 volume is a comprehensive, career-spanning collection of the iconic painter’s fine art, including over 300 oil paintings as well as drawings, sculptures, and more. Simply put, this is the definitive collection that Williams has been working towards his entire career.
This alternative art movement found its most apt participant in one of America’s most controversial underground artists, the painter, Robert Williams. It was this artist who brought the term “lowbrow” into the fine arts lexicon, with his groundbreaking 1979 book, The Lowbrow Art of Robt. Williams. Williams pursued a career as a fine artist years before joining the art studio of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth in the mid-1960s. From this position he moved into the rebellious, anti-war circles of early underground comix, as one of the celebrated ZAP cartoonists.
Featuring an introductory essay by Coagula Art Journal founder Mat Gleason along with a new foreword and annotations by Williams himself, as well as rare photos, artifacts, and ephemera.