The Montage Art of Winston Smith — Volume 1
“It is impossible to pin down who’s the ‘best’ collage artist in the universe, but Winston Smith would certainly leap to mind (and then blow that mind repeatedly). Most of his images are like a punch in the face. There must be ten zillion people doing collages for everything from Exxon ads to fanzines to street posters, so the competition is stiff; but Smith’s work has stood out, glaringly, for the last 15 years as the most consistently startling, meaningful and technically accomplished in this bastard field. It’s high time Smith became a rich, famous artist rather than the best-kept secret of the underground.” — unknown
By its very nature, the medium of collage demands the appropriation of many and spanerse images. These images are the works of wonderful artists who produced work from the 1880s through the 1950s. Many were well-known in their field. Many worked in near anonymity. All of them contributed to the vast visual galaxy of cultural icons that have enhanced and defined our civilization. Acknowledging their classic work is an honor, since without their efforts this volume could not exist.
Act Like Nothing’s Wrong includes 95 pages of the collages including one entitled His Most Holy and Orthodox Reverend Ivan Stang, High Pope of the Church of the SubGenius. With forward by Dirk Dirksen and introduction by Suzanne Stefanac.
Currently available from the publisher Last Gasp. (including signed copies)