Author(s): Tim Underwood
This is the first time most of these cover paintings have been collected and reproduced in their original form. Unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated, genre art from the first half of the 20th Century reflected subconscious urges of a economically deprived and sexually depressed generation. This popular art set the stage for the advertised expression of today's more liberated consumer culture. "Shameless Art" explores the influential work of imaginative illustrators who helped create the visual language for everything from today's comic books, magazine and television advertising, as well as imaginative movies like "Avatar" and sensual films like "Y Tu Mama Tambien". Featuring stunning art by such genre masters as Tom Lovell, Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Margaret Brundage and Enoch Bolles, this beautifully produced full colour collection mirrors mid-20th Century masculine fantasies.
Tim Underwood, Arnie Fenner and Cathy Fenner have edited numerous collections of genre art over the past twenty years.