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|"Alaska artist Troll's knack for making intricate, playful drawings of all things fishy has led to an empire of books, magazine illustrations, museum shows, gallery displays and decorated t-shirts. This large-sized, full-color volume presents an overview of Troll's drawings, complete with commentary by the artist. Some of the pieces are amusingly tongue-in-cheek ("Rebel with a Cod," "Weapons of Bass Destruction," "The Lucky Fish Gets the Cheeseburger"), while others are beautifully surrealistic. But the most impressive are his grandly composed fish-scapes ("Fishes of the Amazon," "Bottom Fish of the North Pacific," "A Ratfish Called Troll"), in which layers of perfectly-detailed fish are arranged into brilliant panoramas. Matsen's lively introduction provides lots of useful information about Troll's life and aesthetic leanings, making this a must-have book for any serious fan of the artist."
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