painting “In The Pavilion of The Red Clown” by Robert Williams
Robert Williams, infamous lowbrow painter and founder of Juxtapoz Magazine, is currently touring the West Cost in conjunction with his new book “Through Prehensile Eyes: Seeing the Art of Robert Williams”, which is published by Last Gasp and features his 58 most recent paintings.
Through Prehensile Eyes is a collection of Robert Williams’ most recent fifty-eight paintings from his past three shows at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York. The images range from Williams’ familiar lowbrow and biker culture, stretching deep into a faux science of quantum mechanics leaving the viewer in a world of scientific mindplay. Robert Williams sprang from the custom car culture of Southern California and was one of the original Zap Comix artists. He transcended the constraints of both, mastering oils and forging a career as the preeminent artist among a generation of imagist painters. After singlehandedly becoming the model of Lowbrow art, Williams has now penetrated the inner sanctum of the fine arts movement. Hardbound, color.
Robert will be doing a book signing at Counter Media in Portland tonight from 6:30-8pm, then on to Seattle tomorrow for another book signing at Roq la Rue from 6-8pm. After that it’s down to Berkeley on Saturday, November 5th for a 2-4pm signing at Comic Relief followed by a group show, “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, with Eric Kroll, Winston Smith and Charles Krafft from 7-11pm at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. On Sunday, November 6th, Robert will be doing a slideshow lecture and book signing at 111 Minna Gallery from 4-7pm.