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  Todd James
Introduction by Rachel Greene
   
 

“Todd James’s influence on street art has been massive.”
—Lodown magazine


Filled with over 150 brash drawings, paintings, and signage, Todd James is a dense catalog of recent work from the internationally known artist and designer. James’ commercial work over the last fifteen years has helped shape the aesthetic of contemporary youth culture, and his logos for clients like The Source, Eminem, Mobb Deep, The Beastie Boys and Redman remain some of rap music’s most enduring icons. As the current production designer for Comedy Central’s hit show Crank Yankers, his work—and his puppets—have garnered both critical acclaim and rabid fans. James also curates an art feature for culture mag Mass Appeal, and his illustrations have been featured in dozens of periodicals from The Nation to VIBE.

On the fine art side, James work has been shown at the Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Tate Museum in Liverpool, the Parco gallery in Japan, and at Dietch Projects in NYC, among other venues. His self-published coloring book Attitude Dancer and the catalog for the Deitch show, Street Market, remain highly sought-after cult favorites. Todd James highlights some of his best-know works from the last two years, as well as many exclusive works taken directly from private collections and sketchbooks. Originally published with a generous grant from with The Henry Moore Foundation, it is an intense, hilarious, and wholly compelling window into the art of one of downtown New York’s most celebrated street artists.

 

Todd James is a native New Yorker who currently divides his time between Los Angeles and Manhattan. Features on James and his art have appeared in publications such as Art Forum, Tokion, Marie Claire, Tokyo Jammin’ and Art In America.

Rachel Greene is the Executive Director of Rhizome.org and a Curatorial Fellow at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Her writing has appeared in Art Forum, Frieze, and Time Out New York. Her upcoming book Internet Art will be published by Thames and Hudson in the Spring of 2004.

SPECS:
6 1/4” x 8 3/4”
128 pages
180 photos
Full color throughout
$25.00
ISBN: 0-9725920-0-8

 
         
     
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