HARPER: CHARLEY HARPER AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE
The folks over at Gen ART have reminded me that I need to purchase the massive 420 page book featuring the art of Charley Harper. While I was in Miami for the Basel show, Marsea introduced me to renowned designer Todd Oldham, who helped create this collaborative book. AMMO Books is honored to present this beautiful large format title as the definitive monograph of artist Charley Harpers six decade long career. Todd Oldham rediscovered Charleys work in 2001, and collaborated closely with him, combing through his extensive archive to edit and design this stunning AMMO Books release.
The AMMO site states:
"Charley Harper is an American original who created his art from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio - until his death on June 10, 2007 at the age of 84. He is beloved for his delightful, graphic and often humorous illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike. Charley liked to say, that when he paints a bird, he doesnt count all the feathers in the wings he just counts the wings. Minimal realism, he called it, and his unique and precise style continues to resonate and inspire his admirers.