This publication accompanied the Tucson Museum of Art’s exhibition Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture shown October 23, 2014- February 14, 2015. The catalogue includes images of works of art in the exhibition and five essays that discuss the historical progression of how the identity of the Western hero became intertwined in art forms found in public media. The essays cover topics about the birth of the mythic Western hero, the role of the dime novel, Western pulp fiction art, the comic book Western, and the modern vision of the Western hero in fine art, television, and film.
Artists featured in the exhibition and catalog: Maura Allen, Allen Anderson, James Bama, Walter Baumhofer, Marshal Bravestarr, Gerald Brom, Richard Case, Fred Craft, Gerard Delano, Maynard Dixon, Albert Drake, Bill Draut, W.H. Dunton, Fred Harman, R.G. Harris, Levey, Roy Lichtenstein, Earl Linderman, Danny Martin, Lon Megargee, Stan Natchez, Richard Pettibone, Frederic Remington, Aaron Riley, Thom Ross, George Rozen, Bill Schenck, H. Winfield Scott, John Severin, Jeane Quick-to-See Smith, Paul Stahr, Ben Steele, Jeffrey Veregge, Andy Warhol, Dennis Zienienski.
Foreword by Dr. Robert Knight, CEO, and essay by Christine Brindza, Senior Curator, James and Louise Glasser Curator of Art of the American West. Designed by Melina Lew, with printing by Arizona Lithographers, Tucson, Arizona. Published by the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.
Softcover. 116 pp.
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