"THE ULTIMATE STICKER DUDE SCRAPBOOK"
A collection of over 80 original stickers and artist trading cards
from The Sticker Dude, Ragged Edge Press, New York City.
presented as 2 scrapbooks.
15 x 21 cm (5 7/8 x 8 1/4") - 45 pages - 2 books in one
2010, 150 numbered copies
70 euros - $100 US - 60 Pds UK
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The Sticker Dude,
Joel S. Cohen, collects artwork, aphorisms, puns the
visual and verbal symbols, aesthetic moods and
graphic social commentaries that surround us.
After stripping these appropriations of their contexts,
he achieves a personal resonance by recombining,
adding and refiguring. He then, as a professional
printer, reproduces the works in quantity, in a readily
accessible media, and distributes them as freely and
as personally as possible.
Over the years, Joel's body of work has
become surreal, graphically irreverent and even
grotesque, prodding the viewers to reconsider what
they believe they have known about the world.
Socially, these pictures present a narrative that
eschews visual elitism. They are intended to be
read and enjoyed for their graphic wit. Still, we are
challenged to share in these attempts to shake off
the literal, common and manipulative iconography
that surrounds us, and to embrace -with this work
-new meanings with fresh eyes.
Thomas Kerr, 2007
Francis Van Maele
Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland