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RICHARD KRAFT: HERE COMES KITTY -- A COMIC OPERA. Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014. Published by Siglio Press, Los Angeles. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 64 pp. with 64 col. 29 x 21 cm. ISBN 9781938221088 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: In this wildly irreverent collage narrative, Los Angeles artist Richard Kraft reassembles a pre-perestroika era comic about a Polish spy infiltrating the Nazis, orchestrating a multiplicity of voices into joyous cacophony. Like an Indian miniature painting, each comic book page is densely layered, collapsing foreground and background, breaking the frame and merging time. An enormous cast of characters emerges as Kraft appropriates images and texts from an extraordinary variety of sources (the Amar Chitra Katha comics of Hindu mythology, Jimmy Swaggart's Old and New Testament stories, the 1960s English football annual Scorcher, underground porn comics like Cherry, images from art history, outdated encyclopedias and more). Kraft constructs a world constantly in flux, rich with dark humor and revelatory nonsense. Author Danielle Dutton's interpolations punctuate the book.
Artist(s):Kraft, Richard
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 812164
Hardcover $32.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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