The perfect 'un-coffee table' book
for the coffee table.


ABSOLUT DEATH and OTHERS
Art by Roz Dimon
Poems by George Held

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28 pages with 12 full color images
7" x 10"
Hand-signed by both artist and poet
Limited edition of 500
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Only for the distinguished consumer.

$15 - includes shipping and handling.

TO PURCHASE, email: roz@artstory.net

OTHER REVIEWS:

This is a glossy production, worthy of the industry being lampooned. The collaborators choose a famous product, and go to work deconstructing it. So that all the time, energy, and expense of "branding," a process by which a fairly simple recipe is elevated into a divinity, is exposed for the hype and "value-added" scam it is. Dimon and Held explore cleaners, condiments, and refreshments: the ones freighted with desire, status, and that perfect-world persona bestowed by ad agencies and social snobbism.

Ms. Dimon's exquisite, colorful caricatures of the familiar products often attain an artfulness surely capable of inspiring the envy of the targets themselves - were it not for the word barbs, liberally sprinkled grenades, throughout. For the purpose of reference, location (in lieu of an actual example illustration), the artist's work is somewhere on a continuum that includes Ralph Steadman. Opposite each illustration, Mr. Held provides an almost haiku portrait of his own. So that "Windex/Seductive blue / elixir, you enhance / the transparency of our panes, our lives." (While Ms. Dimon scrawls such helpful notations on her illustration such as "See thru bullshit," among others.) With its slick cardstock paper production values, the book intentionally resembles an expensive magazine pull-out insert. Art does imitate life. But the art is usually better.
            Phil Wagner, Editor, THE ICONOCLAST #66

"I found Absolut Death to be the perfect commentary on our twisted consumer culture -- the desire to be told what we need and why we need it."
            David Lenihan

"Thanks for your irreverent, charming book."
            Madeline Albright

THIS BOOK IN THE COLLECTION OF/ON THE SHELVES OF:
City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco
Brown University Library

Inquiries? email: roz@artstory.net