"MAN'S RUIN. THE POSTERS & ART OF FRANK KOZIK". Collectif. Editions Last Gap, San Francisco. 1995.
MAN'S RUIN. THE POSTERS AND ART OF FRANK KOZIK
"MAN'S RUIN. THE POSTERS & ART OF FRANK KOZIK". Collectif. Editions Last Gap, San Francisco. 1995. Edition originale. Grand in-8, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée illustrée en couleurs. 96 pages. Texte en anglais, introduction de Carlo McCormick, préface de Paul Grushkin, illustré de très nombreuses reproductions couleurs, dont certaines pleine page, de travaux de Frank Kozik.
"If the medium is the message, then the medium, when twisted in the hands of Frank Kozik, is a message of manipulation, subversion and social critique. An appropriator of trash consumer culture iconography with a ferocious appetite for all manner of visual ephemera that borders on pathological kleptomania, Kozik confronts the vulgar underbelly of the American dream machine by turning its polluting devices back upon themselves, fighting fire with wild-fire in a incendiary purging of the market's hidden agenda. An avid archivist of paper goods, particularly advertising-based propaganda, Frank's work wrestles with the images collectively retained since childhood, the ingrained mundane that you don't think about but still carry around with you as vestigial traces from obsolete programming. Called from the subconscious like grave-stone impressions of the sears left by the indeterminable onslaught of retinal atrocities we've endured, colored by one of the sickest imaginations and blackest humors in contemporary graphics, what we can barely remember, Kozik simply won't let us forget..." Carlo McCormick. Ref LIL0070