Ray Fong “D.F.W.” by PAM Book
I’ve managed to amass a small collection of PAM books over the years, so it was good to hear the Melbourne pair had released a few new publications this week. The first of which is a profile and look at the art of the art world’s favourite ‘Also Known As’, Barry McGee, Twist, Ray Fong, or whatever you best know him as, has become instrumental in contemporary art…”Ray Fong AKA Robert Pimple AKA Barry McGee is a San Franciscan graffiti artist turned artist turned graffiti artist turned artist. Tramp art, surfing, tagging, bicycles and ‘youth gone mad’ are combined to give Ray Fong his visual language of anguish, triumph, and fun. Barry has exhibited worldwide at Dietch NYC, Walker Art Centre Minneapolis, NGV Melbourne and Watari Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. And many alleyways, fire hydrants, phone booths, back doors and bus shelters throughout many cities.”
PAM Book have also released, Bea Nettles “MOUNTAIN DREAM TAROT”
A sampling of the first known complete photographic Tarot deck created with multiple negatives in 1970 decades before Photoshop. Internationally exhibited photographer and book-artist Bea Nettles (beanettles.com) used herself, her family and friends for models. Her 3 of Swords is the disc icon on Bruce Springsteen’s Magic.
Thanks to Someday for the info, where of course both books are available.