I will be reviewing Icons & Idols: Pop goes the Culture by Victor Pross soon as part of his Pump Up Your Book tour and thought I would give you all a little highlight. I have always wondered why people choose to draw caricatures, and why do some make it their life's work? perhaps I will soon find out, and I will share that with you here, for now here is some info on the book and author from Amazon.
Icons & Idols is a lavish ART book by Victor Pross Icons & Idols is based on the idea that actors, politicians, writers, musicians--the famous--constitute a modern mythology. It is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone and hatch a few thoughts. ICONS & IDOLS contains Pross? painterly and penciled twists of Robert De Niro, Elvis Presley, George Bush, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sylvester Stallone, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Iggy Pop, Johnny Cash and other icons from the worlds of film, music and literature. This stunning book has over 60 art works of fantastic famous people--unlike you have ever seen them! A few comments from Pross? admirers: ?Victor's stuff has goddamn edge to it. It has lots and lots of elements. It has wonderful color. It pushes the boundaries.??Richard Engle, musician. ?Here you have a pencil and paintbrush virtuoso player!?---Pablo Morales de los, artist and caricaturist. ?The work of Victor Pross goes beyond the realm of caricature and explores German expressionism at its finest. A true Fine Artist!??Don David, artist. ?Victor is an iconic artist and will be worldly renowned and historically respected for his works.? ---John Elliott, artist. ?The mind behind this man's work leaves me even more breathless than his flawless, boundary-pushing artistic endeavors.?---Crista Bones, photographer and artist. ?Victor?s caricatures, aside from being clever in their own right, also convey an intelligence and knowledge of his subjects that is sometimes absent in similar sketches.? ?George H. Smith, author of Athesim: The case against God.
About the Author:
Victor Pross is a professional artist born and raised in Toronto now residing in British Columbia. He is known for his ?extreme caricaturing? and surrealist paintings. He has many high profile commissions to his credit including painting Ron Howard?s caricature portrait as a gift for the famous director as well as painting various agents of the William Morris Agency. He has rendered numerous International celebrities and Canadian media personalities for commercial and private purposes. Victor Pross has been interviewed on television shows such as: Canada AM, Breakfast Television, News at Noon and has been pegged by Canadian Media as ?Canada?s foremost caricature artist.? Icons & Idols is Victor's first book. www.victorprossart.com
Tuesday, February 9, 2010