pulp fiction

Spar by Thomas Allen

SPAR by Thomas Allen

I love the ‘pop-up noir art’ of Thomas Allen, an American artist who takes the covers of old pulp novels and cuts them up, carefully arranges into them into lurid three-dimensional dioramas, then lights and photographs them.

Great juxtaposition between  the materialality of the books, the illustrations and narratives and meta-narratives the photographs evoke.

artfagcity.com writes about the above image ‘SPAR .. is a lighthearted take on the combative relationship between illustration and text.’

Many more images can be fond here www.josephbellows.com and here www.mnartists.org/

Stacked by Thomas Allen

STACKED by Thomas Allen

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