Humble Brio: The World Of Ballpoint Art

ballpointart26The Independent informs us: ‘When many people think of art, they think of painting, but a palette of rainbow colours isn’t always necessary. Sometimes all that’s required is a ballpoint pen. New York art critic and author Trent Morse has compiled the first major compendium of art made with the humble biro, Ballpoint Art, featuring a wide range of artists from Andy Warhol and Lucio Fontana to Jake and Dinos Chapman. (Pictured is ‘A Moment of Truth 25’ by Wai Pong-yu). The original book delves into the history of the ballpoint pen, following its rise to popularity as the ultimate modernist tool for artists at the end of World War II. Morse

showcases thirty international artists who have taken the versatility of the ballpoint pen to new and often dazzling heights.’

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