Margot Mifflin
October 02, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Art Attack: The Midnight Politics of a Guerrilla Artist

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Robbie Conal
publisher
HarperPerennial Library
genre
Nonfiction, Art/Fine Art, Politics and Current Events

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Artist Robbie Conal launched his first art attack in 1986, when he pasted Los Angeles with a portrait of a wrinkled Ronald Reagan and three other slippery statesmen titled Men With No Lips. Since then he has parodied powermongers on city streets across the country, exhibited canvases of the originals in galleries, and taken commissions, most recently from Planned Parenthood. Art Attack: The Midnight Politics of a Guerrilla Artist chronicles his antics, along with the news items that inspire his fusions of political satire and pasteup comedy. A

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