Release of the Book 'Art Is Dead'

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Artoholic Publishing, LLC is proud to announce the release of the book 'Art Is Dead: A Manifesto for Revolution in the Visual Arts'. This controversial new book is the brainchild of author and professor Ted Mikulski. He takes a critical standpoint towards visual arts resonance in modern day America. The book features 16 artist contributors who add their own opinion towards the subject.

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If you were asked to name your favorite living visual artist what would you say? Unfortunately, the average American does not have an answer to that question, nor can they rationalize a piece of art beyond the Mona Lisa. Intriguing and entertaining, Art is Dead takes a profound look at visual art in America through the eyes of artist and art professor, Ted Mikulski. This book steps outside of the conventional art bubble and rationalizes how we in America perceive both art and the artists creating it. Art Is Dead asks the tough question, why don't Americans know more about art? Drawing on interviews with artists, gallery owners, curators, and those not involved in the art world, Mikulski takes the reader on a journey into visual arts current status in society. Artists will always be around, but are they revered? Are they appreciated? And more importantly, are they figureheads in society? The book can be purchased from artoholicpublishing.com and more can be learned about the book at artisdeadbook.com. The 16 contributors to the book include: Nathan Janes, Peter Smolenski, George Boutwell, Nicole Bernard, Jon Brodel, Leif Nilsson, David Szydlowski, Balam Soto, Chriss Pagani, Shawn McNulty, Mike Ming, Robert Holton, Heidi Taillefer, Yuri Shimojo, Ronald Mallory, Robert Perless.

Author Statement:
"I don't think artists should be unusual creatures stuck in basements working hard for no money. I believe the visual arts community should have pop-culture celebrities outside of the art work. I believe visual artists should be leading the culture revolutions for society instead of just reacting to them. My goal is for this book to spark conversation, start discussions and begin to question the status quo. " -Ted Mikulski

Book Reviews and Interviews:
Copies are available for book reviewers. To request a reviewer copy, email contact@artoholicpublishing.com.
Ted Mikulski is now available for interviews based on availability. To inquire about an interview email contact (at) artoholicpublishing (dot) com or call 860-280-5622. To contact one of the contributing artists, you can find their contact information on http://www.artisdeadbook.com.

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