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artists' books collection

me a mound, by trenton doyle hancock

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Me a Mound.   (New York: PictureBox : James Cohan Gallery, 2005)

This first monograph and storybook from a major young African-American artist describes an ancient conflict: the peaceful, organic Mounds may have been created by the same father – Homerbuctas – who made their violent, nightmarish enemies the Vegans, but the two clans have been caught up in a tragi-comic struggle through nearly a decade's installations, paintings, drawings and etchings. Me a Mound combines biblical allusions, gags, food, and sex as it describes the saga of the Mounds and the Vegans in Hancock's laconic Texan prose and illustrates it with explosively colorful paintings. It's filled with new work created for the book and stands as a comprehensive overview of Hancock's oeuvre to date, with the entire Mounds versus Vegans saga as well as trading cards and inserts. Click here to read a lively and informative interview with the author.