I've said before that Drew Friedman is the greatest living portrait artist, and his new book, Drew Friedman's Chosen People, offers proof of my claim. It's available for pre-order now.
Featuring over 100 of Drew Friedman’s hyper-realistic portraits of the greats, the near-greats, and the not-so-greats, created over the past decade. Artists, cartoonists, comedians, musicians, actors, politicians, the famous and the infamous, these chosen people are just that: People chosen to be rendered by the man Boing Boing calls “The greatest living portrait artist.”
Subjects include Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash, Robert Crumb, Rory Hayes, Jay Lynch, Spain Rodriguez, Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns, Chris Ware, Al Hirschfeld, Marc Maron, Redd Foxx, Gilbert Gottfried, The Marx Brothers, Phil Silvers, Lord Buckley, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and, of course, Friedman favorite, Shemp Howard. No one is spared the loving Friedman treatment, including Drew Friedman himself!
You can catch Drew at two upcoming appearances: first in NYC at the Strand on Nov 15th, and second in LA at Book Soup on Dec 2nd, along with Merrill Markoe.
Here are some of Drew's portraits, which may or may not be in the book:
Smack that ham.
Marcin Wichary spotted this fantastic Soviet painting of youngsters at the computer on offer for $2500 on Ebay. Russian Ukrainian Soviet author’s painting. Painter: unknown. Time of the creation: 1980s y. Oil on canvas. painting will be shipped without stretcher in a tube. Size: 100×120 cm (39×47 in) Big fan of ortholinear, big fan of […]
Does your computer gear need an upgrade? Don’t cross your fingers and wait for Christmas. You can get 15% off the final sale price of all these essential accessories now by using the online code BFSAVE15, including gaming mice and computer desks. Wireless Charging Mouse Pad Talk about a space saver. This high-quality mouse pad […]
WordPress is a fantastic tool for building web pages – if you know how to use it. Even with all the accessibility, a lot of the deeper features of WordPress are lost in translation to the average user. Enter WP Page Builder, a tool that not only makes WordPress site design easy but also more […]
In this age of ever-shrinking gadgets, it bears reminding that sometimes bigger is actually better. And if you care about audio quality, we can’t think of a better example of this principle than these TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Cancelling Headphones. We know tiny Bluetooth earbuds are all the rage right now. But their battery life […]