Edgy Cute: From Neo-Pop to Low Brow and Back Again by Harry Saylor with Carolyn Frisch provides the following definition of a movement that has morphed from graffiti and neo pop: cuteness on the edge of insanity. The work by artists in this collection could almost be construed as children's illustrations (in some cases) if it were not for the presence of a very dark side. Categories featuring the work of artists such as Kathie Olivas, Gary Baseman, Angela Houltkamp, Matte Stephens, Shag and about forty others have been broken down into Disney Poison, Poison Control, Evil Seduction, Mid-Century Nostalgia, Bizarre Grotesque, Heroes and Surreal for a compendium of work from a very contemporary movement.
Hardcover, 176 pages. Mark Batty Publisher, 2009. $32.85 at Amazon.