Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Video: ACID HEAD - The Conceptual Realism Of Robert Williams

Robert Williams (born March 2, 1943) is an American painter, cartoonist, and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine but you may know him as the man who designed the original art work for Guns N’ Roses’ Lp Appetite for Destruction.
Williams was part of the Zap Collective along with other underground cartoonists such as Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton. His mix of California car culture, cinematic apocalypticism, and film noir helped to create a new genre of psychedelic imagery that many refer to as the Lowbrow art movement, a term Williams Coined himself.
In the video below Robert reviews a very large portion of his work spanning various periods in his career. Speaking of the techniques, influences and process involved in creating some of these modern masterpieces the film is  a must for fans of his work, contemporary painting and pop culture enthusiasts.

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