Minimal Realism

Charley Harper exhibit_08
Charley Harper exhibit_08, originally uploaded by djdarnault.

A local Dallas gallery has been holding an exhibition featuring the work of the late great Charley Harper. Realizing that this was a golden opportunity to see some excellent design/illustration work, I made a point to stop in before they take it down.

If your not familiar with Charley Harper's work, he is widely known highly stylized and ridiculously well designed wildlife prints, paintings and illustrations. He was a master at simplification, boiling down his subject matter to there most basic abstract forms. Todd Oldham released Charley Harper: An Illustrated life back in 2007. This book is huge and is filled to the brim with six decades worth of work. If your in the Dallas area this weekend, make sure you stop by The Public Trust soon before it ends.

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peter carlson said...

love Harper!

Alex Berki said...

Harper is sick, i was checkin out his huge ass book at the Ringling library

Benjamin Plouffe said...

oh lucky you. That charley harper book is probably one of the biggest art books ive seen. Its incredibly huge