New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto [30 cm] Illustrated paper covered boards. Very good condition. Lightly rubbed. The first page of the text is subtly soiled. The pop-ups are in working order. The clown's head is torn in the 4th pop-up. Item #22972
In 1957, when Red Grooms was twenty, he went to Provincetown to enroll in Hans Hoffmann's summer school. This interaction with one of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism established the future course of his art. From the rear cover- "Ruckus Rodeo re-creates in book form one of artist Red Grooms' remarkable 'sculpto-pictoramas,' as he has dubbed his endlessly popular walk-through artworks. Six pop-up panels depict the cowboys, cowgirls, Brahma bulls, bucking broncos, and all the rowdy excitement of an American rodeo."