A book from the Burchfield Penney Arts Center
Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution features the work of legendary underground cartoonist Spain. This exhibition catalog is published for the career retrospective of Manuel “Spain” Rodriguez, at The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. This curated selection of the best of Spain’s work as a graphic artist, underground comix pioneer, illustrator, and graphic novelist and biographer spans over 43 years, from Spain’s early covers for The East Village Other to his collaboration with Lynn Hershman Leeson on the movie poster and accompanying comic-book “study guide” to her feature-length documentary Women Art Revolution (2010). There are nearly 60 illustrations in all, more than 40 of which are plates of works in the exhibition, mostly original ink-over-pencil drawings. The book contains a foreword by Anthony Bannon, Ph.D, director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center; informative and insightful essays by the Center’s Associate Director, Don Metz, who co-curated the show; and guest curator Edmund Cardoni.