BILL SIENKIEWICZ: REVOLUTION, vol. I
Edited by Sal Abbinanti, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman, an essay by Ben Davis, and an interview with Bill Sienkiewicz
Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revolutionizing the way comic books are drawn and made. His work has graced the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; art galleries in Paris, Barcelona, and Tuscany; and advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV, Nissan, the 2006 Winter Olympics, and dozens of Hollywood movies.
Sienkiewicz is a classically trained painter whose artworks incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and combine oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, collage, and mimeograph. Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution is the first time the artist’s work and career have been taken out of the limited context of comic books and evaluated as fine art. Ben Davis, award-winning Senior Writer for Artnet News, considers Sienkiewicz’s process and places him within the context of art and popular culture. The images for the book are curated by Sal Abbinanti, Sienkiewicz’s representative and colleague for nearly twenty years. Lastly, Bill Sienkiewicz, in an interview with Six Foot Press’s Publisher, Chul R. Kim, lends his unique voice and presents some of his greatest artistic achievements.
BS:R is the first of three volumes in three years, with each volume consisting of a trade and a limited edition.
Ben Davis is Senior Art Critic for Artnet News, the most widely read art publication in the world. He is the author of 9.5 Theses on Art and Class (Haymarket, 2013) and the editor of The Elements of Architecture (Taschen, 2018). Recent essays by Davis have appeared in the books Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (MIT Press, 2016) and The Future of Public Space (Metropolis, 2018). His writings have been featured in New York, New York Times, Slate, The Village Voice, and many other publications. He lives in Brooklyn.
Bill Sienkiewicz has been one of the single most influential artists in the comic book world. His 40-year career includes iconic series for both Marvel and DC that have gone on to be adapted into films and television, most notably DareDevil, Legion, Venom, and New Mutants, the forthcoming blockbuster film from Marvel/20th Century Fox.
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