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Tomorrow's Man 5

Jack Pierson - Tomorrow\'s Man 5
The fifth volume in Jack Pierson's famed Tomorrow's Man series associates archival material and works by contemporary artists in a collage-like design to produce an exploded vision of the current visual landscape, draped in vintage homoeroticism and glamour.
The fifth volume in Jack Pierson's celebrated Tomorrow's Man artist book series mixes imagery from all spectrums of the visual landscape into a single mediation on the world around us. Combining archival material together with contributions by emerging and established artists, Tomorrow's Man 5 continues on where the earlier volumes left off.
Contributions by Dietmar Busse, David Carrino, Jeff Davis, Florence Derive, David Dupuis, Gareth McConnell, Jack Pierson, Samoa, Clement PJ Schneider, Janet Stein, Paula Stuttman, Richard Tinkler, Jordan Wolfson.

Tomorrow's Man 5 comes in five different covers, randomly distributed.

Tomorrow's Man is a series of artist's books by Jack Pierson. The title comes from an infamous bodybuilding magazine from the 1950s and '60s. Reappropriating the publication's title as well as its retro bodybuilding aesthetic, Pierson takes viewers on a dizzying visual journey encompassing the full spectrum of cultural references.
While studying at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Jack Pierson (born 1960 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, lives and works in New York City and Southern California) became associated with a group of photo artists who would become known as the Boston School, of which Nan Goldin was also a central figure. Pierson's practice embodies an array of media spanning from wall-drawings, word-pieces, installations, drawings, sculpture, paintings and photographs. His photographic works have often been compared to images from road movies, movies whose rapturous race toward fulfilment have become etched into the American landscape. His favourite subjects are drawn mostly from his daily life as a contemporary artist: fragments of urban landscapes, still lives of ordinary objects, homoerotic nudes, evocative words worked into collages or transformed into neons. Far from simply seeking to create traditional variations on the American Dream, the artist seeks instead to explore the flip side of the concept, searching to express what he calls “the tragedy inherent in the pursuit of glamour”.
Edited and designed by Jack Pierson and Roger Bywater

Published by Bywater Bros. Editions.
published in May 2020
English edition
18,4 x 25,4 cm (softcover)
168 pages (color ill.)
ISBN : 978-1-988469-14-0
EAN : 9781988469140
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