(limited edition of 12, hand sewn, with silk screened cover.)
In the wake of the passing of Beastie Boy rapper Adam Yauch, I felt compelled to compile a series of his most poignant quotes. What little is left of my New Yorker pride is deeply saddened by his loss. The shift in the Beastie Boys from violent parody towards fully embracing anti-war/feminist tenents, brought largely by Adam Yauch’s personal politics, was strikingly transformative for me and countless others. To lose him to cancer at the age of 47 is devastating.
In the articles that I was somewhat obsessively perusing, I could not find a single one that captured the whole of why he was such a hero to me in my youth. I wanted to make a somewhat academic assessment of the complete artist; collating what made him so memorable in order to begin explain why many of us were misty eyed at discovering he had left us. This is my best attempt at such a document.
you can also read the full text here: http://bit.ly/IM04Iw (if you have flash)...
A copy is retained at the National Gallery of Art's Library.