Contemporary Illustrators

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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine (light rubbing to the corners otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Oblagon, Pasadena, CA, 2001, 1st, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white illustrations on every page, softcover, wraps, English

Published in 2001 and long out of print. Industrial design, entertainment design, motion pictures, television, computer game design, fantasy illustrations.

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Limited to 1500 copies signed by the artist, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear), Jo Chen, Chen, Jo, Funkolor Studios, 2010, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, Chinese

Out of print. Inscribed "To Scott" by Jo Chen. A beautiful, limited edition book of Jo's best cover paintings. Chapters follow Jo's cover work on...

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Peter de Seve, de Seve, Peter, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Akileos, Paris, 2009, 1st, 12.25 inches, 11 inches, 240 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Inscribed by Peter with a drawing of Scrat sitting on a sinister fellow's head! A career retrospective book on this fantastic illustrator and designer. A...

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Mike Ploog, Ploog, Mike, Limited to 725 copies with all these extras including a signed & numbered print, Very Good+, issued without dustjacket (top of the spine bumped, corners sharp, interior Very Fine), Pittsburgh, FPG, 2015, 1st, 978-0996668903, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 352 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This copy of The Art of Ploog includes the following Kickstarter Exclusives limited to just 725 copies: A set of five 8" x 10" high-quality,...

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Peter de Seve, de Seve, Peter, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Akileos, Paris, 2009, 1st, 12.25 inches, 11 inches, 240 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Signed by Peter with a drawing of Scrat! A career retrospective book on this fantastic illustrator and designer. A large format coffee table art book...

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Adam Hughes, Hughes, Adam, Signed by the artist, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light crease to the top edge of the dustjacket), New York, DC Comics, 2010, 1st, 9781401227821, 12 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, color, hardcover, boards, English

A very sharp first printing of Adam's out-of-print art book--and signed by the artist! Reproducing most of Adam's covers from his 20 years (at the time of...

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Signed by all five artists, Hale has added a small head sketch, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Flesk Publicatons, Santa Cruz, 2012, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 64 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

Signed by all five artists, each on the first page of their section. In addition, Hale has added a small head sketch.  Out of print. From the...

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Gorillaz Almanac Deluxe Edition
  $250.00
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Jamie Hewlett, et al, Hewlett, et al, Jamie, Near Fine in Very Good+ slipcase (foreedge of the front board lightly bumped, otherwise book is Very Fine; one edge of the slipcase bumped, one corner of the slipcase lightly bumped), Z2 Comics, New York, 2020, 1st, 17 inches, 12.4 inches, 208 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This Gorillaz Almanac Deluxe Edition is printed in a huge 12 x 17 inch format (as opposed to the trade edition's 8.5 x 12 inches). From the publisher:...

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Phantom Shanghai
  $240.00
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Greg Girard, Girard, Greg, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear), Toronto, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, 2007, 2nd, 978-0973973914, 10.5 inches, 13 inches, 224 pages, 130 color photographs, Hardcover, cloth, English

Phantom Shanghai, with a foreword by William Gibson, is a portrait of Shanghai as the city transformed itself in the first years of the 21st Century....

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Ashley Wood, Wood, Ashley, Limited to 500 copies, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, IDW, San Diego, 2011, 1st, 13 inches, 12.5 inches, 360 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Strictly limited to 500 copies, this collection of the long sold-out Uno Tarino, Dos Tarino, and Tres Tarino art books did not last long. This huge 12" x...

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Nicolas De Crecy, De Crecy, Nicolas, One of 150 copies including a signed & numbered aquatint print, Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, Paris, MEL Publisher, 2016, 1st, 9791094823033, 12.5 inches, 11 inches, 344 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

This deluxe edition of the monograph includes a slipcase and an aquatint print, Le petit fantôme domestique , 2015, signed and numbered to 150...

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Mathieu Lauffray, Lauffray, Mathieu, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Soleil, Toulon, 2004, 1st, 11.25 inches, 11 inches, 168 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards

This French artist may be best known in the United States for his cover paintings for Dark Horse's Star Wars comics. This is an art book devoted to his...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1984, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 106 pages, 63 color and 47 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

With a full page original ink drawing signed by the artist on blank backside of the first page. From 1984, Amano's first collection. Works in acrylic,...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo, 1989, 2nd, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 126 pages, 134 illustrations, including 98 color plates, softcover, wraps, English

With a full page original ink drawing signed and dated 89 by the artist on the front free endpaper. From 1989, this collection of works in acrylic,...

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One of 150 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap, Gris Grimly, Grimly, Gris, Mad Creator Productions, 2004, 1st, 8 inches, 8 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover, stiff wraps bound with two screwposts, English

A very limited edition collection of drawings and sketches for Grimly's 2005 picture book--Little Jordan Ray's Muddy Spud--published by Baby Tattoo Books....

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96 Nudes +
  $225.00
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Ashley Wood, Wood, Ashley, Fine, issued without dustjacket, San Diego, IDW, 2009, 1st, 9781600103421, 11.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 112 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out-of-print. Ashley's explicit paintings & drawings of the female figure. This hardcover collects the 48 Nudes and 48 More softcover art books and...

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Signed by the artists with a drawing, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in Fine slipcase, Creaturebox (Greg Baldwin & Dave Guertin), Creaturebox (Greg Baldwin & Dave Guertin), CreatureBox, 2012, 1st, 9780615668543, 12.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 140 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. This copy is signed by both artists and inscribed "Ted! Thanks for everything!" It includes: an original 4.25" x 5.5" sketch card, a...

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#13 of 150 deluxe editions signed by the artist on an extra color plate, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bill Presing, Presing, Bill, 2008, 1st, 7.25 inches, 6 inches, 192 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial cloth, English

This long out-of-print deluxe edition includes a signed & numbered color bookplate with an extra illustration of a sexy blonde! A second collection...

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Katsuya Terada, Terada, Katsuya, Inscribed by the artist with a fullpage ink drawing of the Monkey King, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (upper rear corner bent slightly inward, Milwaukie, Dark Horse, 2014, 1st, 9781593073794, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 200 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A first printing inscribed by the artist with a fullpage ink drawing of the Monkey King on a blank white page. Out of print. From the publisher:...

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Ashley Wood, Signed by the artist, VF, Wood, Ashley, IDW, 2002, 1st, wraps, English

A mint copy, signed by Ashley, of this art collection. Tighter work/painting than his output in recent years.

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Ashley Wood, Signed by the artist, VF, Wood, Ashley, IDW, 2004, 1st, wraps

A mint copy, signed by Ashley, of this art collection. Tighter work/painting than his output in recent years.

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Drawers 2.0 (Fine)
  $200.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 2912249740, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 144 pages, over 650 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French English

This is the revised and expanded 144-page edition of Drawers, the retrospective of Claire Wendling's work in comics, games, animation, and illustration....

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Peter Bialobrzeski, Bialobrzeski, Peter, Near Fine, Berlin, Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2004, 1st, 978-3775713948, 9.6 inches, 12 inches, 112 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"In Neon Tigers, I merge the seven Asian cities of Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jakarta, Singapore, and Shenzhen into a virtual megatropolis....

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Simon Bisley, Bisley, Simon, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Rockville Centre, NY, Heavy Metal, 2004, 1st, 9781932413151, 1932413154, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A passion project of Simon Bisley's to illustrate the Bible, this collection of full-page drawings and paintings of scenes from the Bible was published in...

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Empire
  $200.00
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Phil Hale, Hale, Phil, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, threeA, Hong Kong, 2012, 1st, 12.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 175 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A very thick, 12 x 12 inch, 176 page collection of new drawings, photographs and collages by Phil Hale. Also contains an interview with the artist.

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Rockin' Jelly Bean, Rockin' Jelly Bean, Limited to 200 numbered copies, Very Fine, Justin Ishmael, Los Angeles, 2020, 1st, 30 inches, 15 inches, color, English

Revenge Of The Galligantus by Rockin' Jelly Bean and officially licensed by Famous Monsters of Filmland. Screenprinted poster. Edition of 200. Hand...

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Kent Williams, Williams, Kent, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Allen Spiegel Fine Arts, Pacific Grove, CA, 2016, 1st, 13.25 inches, 11.6 inches, 64 pages, 67 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print. For contemporary figurative painter Kent Williams, "the tactile qualities of the painted surface, the mark-making itself, plays as big a...

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Kent Williams, Williams, Kent, Limited to 1500 copies, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Allen Spiegel Fine Arts, Pacific Grove, CA, 2017, 1st, 13.25 inches, 11.6 inches, 48 pages, 34 full-page and double-page color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

34 drawings in mixed media reproduced as full-page and double-page color illustrations in this large format hardcover. Out of print. Kent Williams' work...

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Ashley Wood, Wood, Ashley, Near Fine, issued without dustjacket (four small indentations to the edges of the boards, 3A Publishing, Kowloon, 2012, 2nd, 12.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 100 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

After the first printing sold out in record time, Ashley put out this second printing with a new front and back cover. Ashley's self-published collection...

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Tom Whalen, Whalen, Tom, One of 66 numbered copies, Very Fine, Nakatomi, Austin, TX, 2021, 1st, 20 inches, 30 inches, color

A beautiful print by designer-illustrator Tom Whalen. From the publisher: Print measures 30 x 20 inches. Features two metallic inks and is printed on...

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Ashley Wood, Wood, Ashley, Limited to 500 copies, Fine in Near Fine slipcase (light wear), IDW Publishing, San Diego, 2011, 1st, 13 inches, 12.5 inches, 360 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Strictly limited to 500 copies , this collection of the long sold-out Uno Tarino, Dos Tarino, and Tres Tarino art books did not last long. This huge 12" x...

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Drawers 2.0 (Near Fine)
  $175.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Near Fine (slight rubbing to the tips of each corner otherwise Fine), Le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2005, 2912249740, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 144 pages, over 650 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French English

This is the revised and expanded 144-page edition of Drawers, the retrospective of Claire Wendling's work in comics, games, animation, and illustration....

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Ashley Wood, Wood, Ashley, Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (dustjacket edges worn and torn), IDW, San Diego, 2004, 1st, 9 inches, 6 inches, 302 pages, color, hardcover, cloth, English

The limited hardcover edition. From the publisher: Spectrum-Award winning artist Ashley Wood is a proven favorite, and this new deluxe hardcover...

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The Marat/Sade Journals -Signed
  $175.00
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Barron Storey, Storey, Barron, Signed by the artist on the front free endpaper, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Graphic Novel Art, Asse, 2009, 1st revised, 9.25 inches, 6.5 inches, 136 pages, color, hardcover, boards, English

Barron Storey is an aclaimed illustrator and instructor. This is a new revised edition of Barron's long out-of-print and sought-after book. The...

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Drawers 1.0 - Signed 1st
  $175.00
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Claire Wendling, Wendling, Claire, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket (crisp, sharp, unread), le Cycliste, Bordeaux, 2001, 1st, 11.75 inches, 10 inches, 112 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, French


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William Stout, Stout, William, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Fine in Fine dustjacket, ibooks, New York, 2000, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, 76 color and over 90 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This copy has an original drawing of a mosasaur. The expanded edition of Stout's classic volume: "the book that started the dinosaur renaissance" with...

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Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine in Near Fine bellyband (small nick to edge of belly band), Ada Cole, Kevin Dart, Cole, Ada, Dart, Kevin, Fleet Street Scandal, 2009, 1st, 9 inches, 12 inches, 72 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, English

Out of print. Inscribed by the artist with a very nice drawing dated in the year of publication. An entertaining imagined history of the 1960s Yuki 7...

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Signed by the artist with a drawing, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light rubbing to the acetate dustjacket), Elizabeth Ito, Kevin Dart, Ito, Elizabeth, Dart, Kevin, Fleet Street Scandal, 2011, 1st, 9 inches, 12 inches, 72 pages, color, Softcover, French wraps, English

Signed by the artist with a great drawing! This is the out-of-print Yuki 7 illustrated novelette featuring beautiful artwork on every page by Kevin...

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Todd Schorr, Schorr, Todd, Inscribed by the artist Todd Schorr to Dave Stevens, Fine in Fine slipcase, San Francisco, Last Gasp, 2004, 1st, 9781931788038, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 128 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Inscribed on the half-title page by the artist Todd Schorr to Dave Stevens: "To Dave-- A consummate artist and all around great guy I'm proud to call my...

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Adam Hughes, Hughes, Adam, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, DC Comics, 2010, 6th, 9781401227821, 12 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, color illustrations throughout, hardcover, boards, English

A sharp flawless copy of Adam's only cover art collection. Reproduces most of Adam's DC Comics covers from 1990 to 2010 along with tons of sketches and...

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Cathy & Arnie Fenner, Jon Foster, Fenner, Cathy & Arnie, Foster, Jon, One of 300 numbered copies signed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in Fine slipcase, Underwood Books, Nevada City, CA, 2006, 1st deluxe limited edition, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 176 pages, 200 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"Like the great Frazetta (and St. John before him) Jon Foster has the ability to freeze time, to capture action in mid-swing and mid-air. That is a great...

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Brian Froud's World of Faerie
  $175.00
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Brian Froud, Froud, Brian, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, San Rafael, Insight, 2007, 1st, 9781933784137, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 168 pages, over 300 color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

There are also three little booklets within the book and in an envelope is a poster of a poem by Neil Gaiman . Out of print. From the publisher:...

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Prose And Cons / Rhyme And Reason
  $160.00
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R. Kenton Nelson, VF in a VF slipcase, Nelson, R. Kenton, Pasadena Museum of California Art, 2005, 1st, cloth spine, pictorial boards

"A collection of R. Kenton Nelson's paintings titled Rhyme and Reason, Prose and Cons. "It consists of two 10" x 10" hardcover, 80-page books in a black...

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The Graphic Art Of Michael Schwab
  $150.00
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Michael Schwab, NF/NF, Schwab, Michael, Graphis, 2001, 1st, English

The only collection of this contemporary graphic design artist whose clean bold lines and block color recall earlier eras, but are thoroughly modern.

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35 of 50 copies signed by the artist. With a large drawing of a Helmetgirl, Very Fine, Camilla d'Errico, d'Errico, Camilla, Mondo Bizarro, 2010, 1st, 9788896850008, 10 inches, 7 inches, 50 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English, Italian

35 of 50 copies signed by the artist, with a large drawing of a Helmetgirl. "Camilla's show, 'Il Codice d'Errico' was missed by many people who...

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Cages (NBM HC 1st)
  $150.00
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Very Fine, Dave McKean, McKean, Dave, NBM, 2002, 1st printing of the NBM edition, 11.5 inches, 8.75 inches, 496 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is the 1st printing of the NBM edition after the 1998 Kitchen Sink edition. Collecting Cages #1-10 (1990-96). A graphic novel. Publisher's...

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Cathy and Arnie Fenner, Jeffrey Jones, Fenner, Cathy and Arnie, Jones, Jeffrey, Signed by the artist on the title page, Very Fine/Very Fine, Nevada City, CA, Underwood Books, 2002, 1st, 1887424571, 12.5 inches, 9.5 inches, 176 pages, over 175 illustrations, most in color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Signed by the artist on the title page. The nicest collection of Jones' work ever published, this volume includes 175 paintings in full color. From the...

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House Industries
  $150.00
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Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, House Industries, House Industries, Die Gestalten Verlag, 2003, 1st, 12 inches, 9.75 inches, 224 pages, color, hardcover, decorative cloth, English

House Industries is famous for their impeccable tongue-in-cheek takes on American popular culture, on comic influences such as Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and on...

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