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:
Damien Noll sez, "My skulls and bones are all burned (like black line tattoo) using just a magnifying lens and sunshine."
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