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Mike Stilkey

books for painting

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Charles Bukowski tower

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The New Yorker: I love the Bukowski piece. Are you planning any more author's portraits on books?
Mike Stilkey: I'm glad you enjoy that piece so much—it's one of the few portrait pieces I've attempted. It's definitely less challenging to create a character from my imagination than it is to replicate the likeness of an actual human. But given the positive feedback I've received from the Bukowski piece, I may try my hand at a few others.

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The above lines are from an interesting interview to Mike Stilkey on The New Yorker, and the following are from an even more amazing piece on Fecal Face (Fecal Face uber alles!): this talented guy from Alta Dena, California, - He found an unusual space for His paintings.. - "I like to think of my artwork as one giant poem.".. i mean, i generally love to see piles of books, but, this is porn!

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"Fecal Face: Why did you choose to paint on books? It seems like it would have been a challenge to go from working on paper to painting on something so dimensional. What was that transition like?
Mike Stilkey: It was sort of an accident. I was painting on book pages for forever, and actually published a book in 2005 titled "100 Portraits" in which I drew one hundred portraits on old book pages. At the time, I was drawing on books, records or anything else I could find at a thrift store. Eventually, I started drawing on the books themselves.[..]"



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