Thursday, January 24, 2008
ROBERT WILLIAMS INTERVIEW
Robert Williams, American Artist, has been making strange surreal paintings and drawings for many years, back before he was in the Zap comics collective, even before his days illustrating beautiful, chrome-y hot rods for Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Crazy hot rods I slavishly copied, by the way. Williams is a brilliant weirdo, and can be cranky and controversial, especially in his appraisal of the formal art scene, but he's always masterful in his eye-popping artwork and apparently driven to produce massive quantities with meticulous precision. Williams founded the influential "Juxtapoz" magazine, and formalized the burgeoning "Low Brow Art" movement.
Here is an old hot rod drawing by Williams. Wicked cool!