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Books by beinArt Publishing

Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar

Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar

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A chronicle of Chet Zar’s eclectic career. From his beginnings in the Hollywood special-effects industry to his establishment as a widely respected fine artist, Chet’s unique world of monsters has fascinated and influenced those in fields as varied as tattooing, music and art academia.

Now, through this publication, Chet gives us unprecedented access to his story. In addition to Chet’s own reminiscences, this book offers contributions from creative forces who run the retrospective gamut of Chet’s career, including:

• renowned tattooist Paul Booth

• award-winning author & filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic

• film director Guillermo del Toro

Featuring over 150 full-color images of his paintings, sculptures and sketches, plus behind-the-scenes images from his time in the special-effects industry, Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar is a must-have for anyone who has ever been curious about monsters…or the man behind them.

Metamorphosis 1 & 2

Metamorphosis Volumes 1 & 2

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Each volume presents the work of 50 contemporary artists of the Surreal, Pop-Surrealist & Fantastic Realist Art traditions. They features the work of established artists such as Jeremy Geddes, H.R. Giger, Travis Louie, Robt Williams, Ron English, Michael Hussar, Chris Mars, Alex Grey, Ernst Fuchs, Lori Early, Paul Booth, Shawn Barber & Greg “Craola” Simkins,  alongside that of relatively unknown, though extraordinary, artists.

Kris Kuksi: Divination and Delusion

Kris Kuksi: Divination and Delusion

OUT OF PRINT

Kris Kuksi’s sculptures, rendered in immaculate detail, evoke a grandeur reminiscent of the Baroque era. Kuksi successfully merges this sumptuous echo of the past with a satirical and critical commentary of our modern industrial world. These finely crafted sculptures employ images of Gods and Goddesses from past and present mythologies and examine religious belief and iconography. Despite the frequent portrayal of corruption, violence, chaos and degeneration, the works in this book challenge aspects of our beliefs and question whether or not humans have the ability to improve the world’s prosperity.

The creation of these sculptures spans the last five years and embodies Kuksi’s personal view of our turbulent world. These beautiful assemblages grace the walls of galleries and museums throughout the world and are displayed in the homes of numerous celebrities.

This stunning volume allows the wider public to examine and appreciate these artworks in exquisite detail for the first time. Introduction by Corinne Faith Leita.

The Extraordinary Drawings of Laurie Lipton

The Extraordinary Drawings of Laurie Lipton

OUT OF PRINT

Laurie Lipton’s vast and eerily memorable drawings have been widely recognised for their sublime references to life’s predicaments. Portrayed with a teeth-clenching humour and consummate skill, her work is rich in imagination, artistry and social awareness. Laurie has been drawing since the age of four and has developed her own technique inspired by the 16th Century Flemish Masters: using thousands of tiny lines, like the brush strokes in an egg-tempera painting, to build-up tone and form. At long last a comprehensive book on Lipton’s work has been published. The subjects of her art — fear, politics, sexuality, murder, mayhem, greed, indifference — are timelessly classic yet relentlessly up to date. This publication is not only for art lovers, but for anyone who has ever seen the mask slip off “reality.” The Extraordinary Drawings of Laurie Lipton is a 96 page, hard cover art book (21 x 29.7 cm) with over 70 drawings spanning 3 decades. Almost all of Laurie’s works are black and white, but the book is printed in full color. Edited by Jon Beinart. Introduction by Tony Thorne. Short essay by Mike McGee.