Thursday, June 5, 2008
A spread from What The Songs Look Like: Contemporary Artists Interpret Talking Heads Songs (1987). The book was my concept and I got to collaborate with my very favorite band, Talking Heads. I was able to obtain work from many incredible artists including: Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Byrne, Sue Coe, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Duane Michals, Jim Nutt, Nam June Paik, Gary Panter, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, William Wegman, Tadanori Yokoo and others. To illustrate the song "Artists Only," I painted over a large photo print of myself with a painter's palette worn as a mask. The photo was taken by Caroline Greyshock.