Finallty, the complete monograph with all the work of the unique and subversive artist Joe Coleman. The visions of Joe Coleman; monstre sacré of the New York City art scene, infamous for his explosive performances and the eschatological sentiments of his icon-like paintings; have often been described as subtended by binary oppositions-the sacred and the profane, sinfulness and morality, the hero and the outcast, the artist within and/or against the rest of the world. These contradictory forces coexist, dividing us all, and Coleman's paintings, like obsidian mirrors, reflect them in their perpetual and often disquieting negotiation.
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