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Fred Rinne, San Francisco, California
San Francisco urban-folk artist, 'journalist' and gardener Rinne uses found materials, outsider aesthetics and his unique painting, drawing and writing style to create astounding books that expand and then explode all preconceptions of both the book arts and cultural critique. Fred documents skewed underground worlds that few of us are either cursed or privileged to encounter with an equally disturbing perspective.
For Fred's new book collaborations with Marshall Weber;
and Scott Williams;
and other Fred art please visit Fred!
Ice Cream Bummer, 2006
9-3/4 x 13 inches. 18 pages, edition of ten.
Global economics hits the hippie homeland into this tragic-comic tale of corporate sell-out! Handpainted and bound by Fred Rinne in acrylic on Arches Cover stock.
Temp Worker, 2006
Santa Christ, 2003
A brilliantly funny and yet somehow incriminatingly (is that a word?) disturbing depiction of the confused state of spirituality in North America. A handpainted edition of five with legible text (novel for Fred!). Covers wrapped in garish (and most likely shoplifted) Christmas wrapping. The original unique hand painted book rests in an exclusive and unnamable East Coast private collection. Sorry, its out of print folks. Bu the trade edition will be out on IG Press this holiday season! Wow!
Click here to audibly witness Fred posess your computer—possibly forever!!!—with a stirring rendition of the text from the book Walmart does not want you to read!
All My Bands, 2003
I was ever in from 1985 to the present in San Francisco's noise underground genre." Hand bound with sewn cover, Inkjet printed text and reproductions of photographs, etchings and posters. Silkscreened cover. This is probably out of print—in any case Fred can't seem to find any more copies.
2003, edition of ten.
2003 by Scott Williams, text by Fred
A one of a kind and unique, hand painted book by San Francisco cult(ural) icon and stencil artist Scott Williams. Spiral bound, with collage and stencil airbrushed imagery. A surreal mystery set in contemporary San Francisco.
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