What Nerve!: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present by Dan Nadel, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown and Robert Cozzolino (RISD Museum of Art/D.A.P) $40.00 - What Nerve! reveals a hidden history of American figurative painting, sculpture and popular imagery. It documents and/or restages …
by Josh Bayer
64p, b&w, 8"x10.5"
Bayer's mad impulse musclepumped line meatgrinds the 1982 pop-pulp of Rom issue 29 into alt-art comix drama, replete with teen angst, multi endings and sloppy sex. This is the beauty of reinterpretation at work: a truly effective cover song realized in comics form, perhaps finding its real format for the first time.-EF