Malicious Resplendence: The Paintings of Robert Williams

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Williams sprang from the custom car culture of Southern California and the roots of the Underground Comix movement.

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Williams, of course, was one of the founding ZAP artists, along with R. Crumb. Ultimately transcending the constraints of both by cultivating his mastery of oil paints and forging a career as the preeminent artist among a generation of imagist painters gathering inspiration from the shadowed corners of contemporary culture. Williams singlehandedly became the model of the 'Outsider' art movement, influencing a generation of artists to create without concern for the fine art world, held in contempt by Williams. It's a feeling which had been reciprocated in kind for years by the established fine art community, although Williams' sheer mastery of his craft has caused a grudging retreat.

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Author Robert Williams
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Page Count 300pp
Publication Size 12 x 12
Publication Notes Color
Publication Date 2004.0
ISBN 978-1560973669

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