Tragic Kingdom. The Art of Camille Rose Garcia



San Jose: Last Gasp Press, 2007. Oblong format, 28.5 x 36cm, illustrated boards with metallic accents, cloth spine with title in lavender metallic (vertical) on the top board and afgain in the spine, illustrated endpapers, 136pp, with introduction by Susan Landauer (curator) with contributions from Doug Harvey, Daniel T. Keegan, Carlo McCormick, 5pp [unpaginated], 131pp.

Very Good. Spine has 2mm lean, slight rubbing to metallic title on board, minor shelfwear to base, corners sharp, bright and clean throughout.

Camille Rose Garcia’s oeuvre hovers between Disney cartoon and glitter-coated gothic. Her critics describe her as ‘lowbrow’ and unskilled, her fans applaud her popular culture references and social commentary. Tragic Kingdom is the hardcover catalogue of her midcareer retrospective and is filled with prints of her colourfully psychedelic paintings and her fine line drawings on vellum inserts.


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