On Tender Hooks by Isabel Samaras

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Isabel Samaras's quirky, sexy, pop-surrealist art has had a cult following for years and now at long last her first monograph, On Tender Hooks, is here. Drawing her influence from classic TV shows and paintings by the Old Masters—for example riffing on Gricault's Raft of the Medusa by replacing the figures with characters from Gilligan's Island—Samaras has created a witty, erotic, and surreal body of work. This fresh and dazzling volume includes a three-way interview between Samaras and fellow low-brow artists Shag and The Pizz, as well as delightful and enlightening commentary from gallerist Justin Giarla and art writer Colin Berry, and an erotic short story by Lucy Blue.

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Lucy Blue's Bound in Darkness medieval vampire series also includes My Demon's Kiss and The Devil's Knight, both available from Pocket Books. She holds an M.A. degree in English literature, and is addicted to chocolate, red meat, Jack Daniel's whiskey, driving too fast for conditions, and the Internet. She lives in a small town in South Carolina. Visit her website at www.mslucyblue.com.
Published August 24, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 160 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment.

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