Eric Staller - Out of My Mind
Eric Staller (1947) is an American artist. He grew up in New York and he exhibited his art in galleries and museums. He has been commissioned to build large-scale projects for public spaces in the US and Japan. In 1985 he began a series of ‘urban UFOs’, mobile public artworks, ‘breaking down the gallery walls’ and taking his art to the streets. The first in this series, ‘Lightmobile’ (on the cover of the book) was a beloved fixture in New York in the 1980s and is known worldwide through the media.
Eric Staller (now residing in Amsterdam) is a Willy Wonka-type inventor; When he emerges into the city with a finished artwork, it is as if a powerful alter ego takes over. He is welcomed everywhere! He’s a rock star, the star in his own film. Smiles, waves, thumbs-up, photos flashing, people shouting their approval. September 11 shook loose in Staller a need to make art that is darker and more political. ‘It started a need to write this memoir. I wanted to give the reader an intimate look at my creative process; to show how my life and loves, my places and times, have been inseparable from my 35 years of art making.
Hard cover, 17 x 24 cm, 175 pages, more than 150 color photos.