Tolerance: The Art of Chris Mars
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:5/1/2008 - Last Gasp/La Luz de Jesus
By: Chris Mars
Tolerance, the long-awaited debut by American artist Chris Mars, features 159 of Mars' technically brilliant and emotionally stirring paintings as well as numerous essays by Mars regarding the nexus and symbolism of individual works, offering rare and candid insight into the mind of the artist and the imagined minds of the troubled and triumphant souls who populate his canvases. A darling of the Low Brow and Outsider art movements, Mars' work has been featured in numerous museums and is held in numerous public collections. Tolerance is printed in accordance with the artist's social conscience. Says Mars: "It's a `green' book. Published using vegetable-based inks, on recycled, bleach-free paper. It was not made by slaves, the printing costs do not sponsor State tyranny, no child's hands will have sewn the binding. It's green and it's fair-trade. It took a while to make that happen. I think I'm as proud of that as I am of the work inside it."