A great new collection of Barr's sketchbook drawings, the first since 2003's Lowlife Companion.
From the publisher:
The largest collection of the popular artist's drawings ever assembled. With over 200 sketches this comprehensive book invites you into the mind of this international artist.
Collected in this rare tome are over 200 drawings reproduced from the artist's archives showcasing his creative process. The beautiful reproductions are captured in his "old school," pencil-to-paper fluid style. Barr's energetic loose line dances on the page. His pencil strokes evoke a playfulness and ease, yet reveal a honed mastery of storytelling.
"I love drawing and capturing that initial spark. That first crude concept of formulating an idea and having your hand deliver it to paper. Out of this 'stream of consciousness' of flowing ideas I find it usually leads to bigger themes and concepts for paintings, which most of the drawings in this book became." -- Glenn Barr
Glenn Barr was raised in a Midwest working-class environment that ingrained in him a strong work ethic and an affection for B movies, local music, and trash culture. He graduated from Detroit's College for Creative Studies and went on to establish himself in the art world, exhibiting in Los Angeles, New York, Rome, London, and Australia. Barr's work is embraced worldwide. Juxtapoz says his work "exude[s] the sensuality and tension found in pulp art or film noir," and HiFructose says it demonstrates a "unique style that combines cheesy glamour with scenes based in modern reality."