The third volume of Pierson’s ground-breaking Tomorrow’s Man book series, in which the artist has assembled an art-fueled creative collaboration that harkens back to the 13 volumes of the independent literary and art periodical The Yellow Book published between 1894-1897.
This volumes amplifies the work of four artists. Richard Tinkler’s delicate geometric abstractions are highlighted, working in concert with Pierson’s recent series of figure studies; activist text works by Peter Fend that cry outfor environmental justice; and a short story by Veralyn Behenna entitled ‘The Flavor of Your Wish’ in which an expatriate woman contemplates masculine beauty in a Grecian taverna. This is the first time Tomorrow’s Man has included previously unpublished work by Pierson.
The title, Tomorrow’s Man, comes from an infamous bodybuilding magazine from the 1950s and ‘60s. Reappropriating the publication’s title as well as its retro bodybuilding aesthetic, Pierson takes viewers on a dizzying visual journey encompassing the full spectrum of cultural references. Combining archive material with contributions from selected artists, illustrators and writers.
Available at Cheim & Read (New York), Colette (Paris), Gagosian Shop (New York), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris / Salzburg), Regan Projects (Los Angeles) and other select locations.