Item description for David Robbins: Ice Cream Social by David Robbins...
After David Robbins achieved art-world success with his exhibition Talent in 1986, in which he reimagined Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince as entertainers, he became disenchanted with the New York scene and returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, he began to pursue performance art and dot painting in the context of the small-town tradition of the ice-cream social. The first social was held at a local Baskin-Robbins. For it, the artist used the company's trademark pink and brown logo colors in his work.. Over the following decade, he expanded the project into live events in other cities (complete with free ice cream), a TV pilot, and a feature movie script. These derivations, together with digital designs presented here and a novella from 1998, map the full extent of this idiosyncratic exhibition model, in which Robbins seeks to extend "art context attitudes" and experimentation into the mainstream. A pioneer in this regard, he has inspired other artists, like Pierre Huyghe in this direction.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 4" Height: 6.25" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2005
ISBN 2940271550 ISBN13 9782940271559
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More About David Robbins
David L. Robbins currently teaches advanced creative writing at VCU Honors College. His exceptional talent is displayed through ten action-packed novels, including the classic War of the Rats, Broken Jewel, The Betrayal Game, The Assassins Gallery, and Scorched Earth. An award-winning essayist and screenwriter, Robbins founded the James River Writers, an organization dedicated to supporting professional and aspiring writers. He also co-founded the Podium Foundation, which encourages artistic expression in Richmond's high schools. Robbins extends his creative scope beyond fiction as an accomplished guitarist and student of jazz, pop, and Latin classical music. When he's not writing, he's often found sailing, shooting, weightlifting, and traveling the world. He lives in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.
David Robbins currently resides in Rogue River, in the state of Oregon.