Underground comix artist Rick Griffin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1929. + many photographic plates reproducing his artwork. Publisher's blue cloth lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Signed presentation copy from Szukalski's personal library with the inscription on dedication page, Incidentally!
By a good luck I met Rick Griffin who unknowingly is named after prehistoric Polish ancestors from Holy Riga on the Baltic. " Good with toning to cloth, wear at foot, and a little staining to cloth; dedication and first page of introduction detached and laid in; a few marginal tears with a more substantial closed tear (4") to plate depicting sculpture Head of Mickiewicz. Zermatism postulates that all human culture was derived from post-deluge Easter Island and that mankind was locked in an eternal struggle with the Sons of Yeti. His works are on permanent display at the Polish Museum of America in Chicago, as well as the Polish National Museum in Warsaw.
His sculptures reveal a Mayan influence, many are pictured in this book in addition to city plans, plans for sculptures that were never executed, and many drawings of architectural elements. In 1934 he was proclaimed as the "Greatest Living Artist" by the Polish government. In 1939, the Nazi siege of Warsaw resulted in the destruction of the Szukalski National Museum built in his honor just five years before.
By the time of his rediscovery by Glenn Bray in 1971 he had fallen into obscurity. Contemporary interest in his work remains. Notable admirers include actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who sponsored a retrospective exhibition titled, "Struggle, " at the Laguna Art Museum in 2000. DiCaprio and his father George, a noted figure in the world of underground comix, would go on to produce the 2018 Netflix documentary Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski. Inscribee Richard Alden "Rick" Griffin (19441991) was an American artist and one of the leading designers of psychedelic posters in the 1960s.
As a contributor to the underground comix movement, his work appeared regularly in Zap Comix. He and his fellow artists befriended Szukalski in the 1970s and championed his work. The item "Projects in Design STANISLAV SZUKALSKI SIGNED First Edition 1929 Outsider Art" is in sale since Friday, August 13, 2021.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "burnsiderarebooks" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.