Author(s): Mark Mothersbaugh
The Mark Mothersbaugh Postcard Set is a companion product to our catalogue, Mark Mothersbaugh: It's a Beautiful World, and the exhibition of the same name. Mark Mothersbaugh, cofounder of the New Wave band Devo, is a legendary figure for fans of both street art and music culture. He has been a practicing visual artist since the early 1970s, while also working as a musician, composer and singer. Mothersbaugh has been creating postcard art throughout his career, drawing at least one a day, and has a collection of more than 30,000. The box will include 50 postcards from Mothersbaugh's collection along with an information sheet, containing insights from the artist. The postcard box will appeal to youth culture fans of Mothersbaugh and followers of related artists such as Shepard Fairey, Kaws, Barry McGee, etc., as well as to Devo enthusiasts and art audiences.
Co-founder of the New Wave band Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh has been making art since before the band's inception in the early 1970s and continues to the present. This body of work presents a unique combination of cultural criticism and personal expression through drawings, films, paintings, sculpture and music. But more than that, his work provides a missing link in the history of contemporary art and culture. At once an artist, musician and tinkerer, he offers a key to understanding the current state of art, with its hybridity, subjectivity and fluid boundaries. This book offers the most comprehensive presentation of Mothersbaugh's work to date, not only revealing his unique artistic voice, but also asserting his role in the intersecting legacies that have formed contemporary culture.