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The Glory and Horror of Irving Norman

As I relate in the notes section of “Eight Black Offerings,” I tried to write the sci-fi tale “Children of IVA”  several different times, but it wasn’t until I discovered the art of Irving Norman (1906–1989) that it all came together. His dark, surrealist visions served as my hallucinatory inspiration. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. Be sure to explore the official Irving Norman Website, as well as the book “Dark Metropolis: Irving Norman’s Social Surrealism.” I own a copy myself.

The Shrine, 1954.

The Shrine, 1954.

War Wounded, 1960.

War Wounded, 1960.

American Street Scene (detail), 1961

American Street Scene (detail), 1961

War and Peace, (triptych) 1965-66.

War and Peace, (triptych) 1965-66.

 

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