Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Charley Harper's "Minimal Realism"

Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life by Charley Harper and Todd Oldham

Charley Harper was an American original. For over six decades he painted colorful and graphic
illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike, from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio until he passed away in 2007 at the age of 84. Renowned New York based designer Todd Oldham rediscovered Charley's work in 2001, and collaborated closely with him in the ensuing years; combing through his extensive archive to edit and design this stunning monograph. This coffee table tomb is a beautiful tribute to Charley Harper's singular style, which he referred to as Minimal Realism.

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