Paperback / softback
June 15, 2011
106 color illus.
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.75 Pounds (US)
$19.95 USD, £14.99 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Cute & Creepy

Cute & Creepy revels in the genre of the macabre in contemporary art, celebrating dark art and Pop Surrealists. To see the beauty in the carnivalesque or macabre, in freaks and in monsters, is a matter of aesthetics. It is for a daraing audience, an audience open to exploring the strange beauty and the ecstasy inherent in our culture's aversions.


"An impressive and valuable catalog. . . . you can't resist gawking . . . Lush descriptions and scholarly references bring validity to an art style that in the past has been criticized as being kitschy or lowbrow."—Gabrielle Reed, ARLIS, 2012 July/August 2012


"The grotesque is not a thing in itself. It's not a genre or trope or an 'ism' that can be qualified by a time period. It is an operation, a process that occurs when one is caught in between a moment of humor and horror, or horror and beauty—held in perfect suspension so that neither overrides the other. We are left in momentary paralysis, unsure of what to think, unable to look away."—Nancy E. Hightower
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg


9781889282244 : cute-38-creepy-baade-hightower
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68 Pages
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