Glorious Excess Exhibition Catalogue

Item # 150613.

By Mike Shinoda. Foreword by Shepard Fairey with essay by Shelley Leopold.

Who would know more about the perils of celebrity than one who’s carrying its load? Linkin Park musician and visual artist Mike Shinoda turned his experience of success in the music industry into a grand visual comment. With the completion of the dual series that encompassed the idea, Glorious Excess (Born) and (Dies), Shinoda uses paint, canvas and dirty, lo-res imagery to help his audience comprehend the influences of popular culture from his unique standpoint.

Glorious Excess documents the bodies of work Shinoda created for (Born) and (Dies), two conjunct shows held at the Museum in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Shinoda’s work follows a skeletal central figure’s rise to fame in the nine works created for Born, and the character’s fall in the 17 works produced for Dies.

Paper: 128 pp. ***This item is not eligible for any discounts.***


Published in conjunction with Glorious Excess (Dies) at the Japanese American National Museum, August 29 to October 4, 2009.

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