Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy

Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy

Dave Hickey


The 23 essays (or "love songs") that make up the now vintage quantity Air Guitar trawl a "vast, invisible underground empire" of enjoyment, via checklist shops, honky-tonks, paintings galleries, jazz golf equipment, cocktail lounges, surf retailers and hot-rod shops, as restlessly at the stream because the the USA they depict. Air Guitar pioneered a type of plain-talking in cultural feedback, willingly subjective and regularly candid and direct. A important interpreting software for paintings fanatics, neophytes, scholars and academics alike, Hickey's book--now in its 8th printing--has galvanized a iteration of artwork fans, with new takes on Norman Rockwell, Robert Mapplethorpe, Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol and Perry Mason. In June 2009, Newsweek voted Air Guitar one of many most sensible 50 books that "open a window at the occasions we are living in, whether or not they deal without delay with the problems of at the present time or just support us see ourselves in new and unbelievable ways," and defined the publication as "a seamless combination of feedback, own background, and a deep appreciation for the sheer nuttiness of yankee life."
Dave Hickey (born 1939) is one in all modern-day so much respected and broadly learn paintings writers. He has written for Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum and Vanity Fair between many others.

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