Monday, March 19, 2007

Gronk

I just received my copy of Max Benavidez's Gronk in the mail. I haven't quite bit into it yet, but it sure is beautiful. Interestingly, it arrived the same day Daniel Olivas mentioned it in La Bloga.

I had a chance to see a few of Gronk's pieces at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California a few years ago, and I was blown away by the sheer power/beauty/tragedy of the paint and the hallucinatory effects it had on my mind's eye. Great stuff by a great artist.

The book's physical weight is just right, too. I have a certain affinity for books that can smash windows.

2 comments:

daniel olivas said...

It is a beautiful book...you'll enjoy it much. My review of it likely will be in the El Paso Times this coming Sunday.

Manuel Paul Lopez said...

I'll certainly check out the review this Sunday.

It's been interesting to read about all of his cinematic influences--Godard, Federico, etc.