With a foreword by Carlo McCormick, and text written by Caleb Neelon, the 252-page hardcover book features quotes by dozens of artists and other important figures in the scene, telling LeVine's story of from early years as an independent curator to present-day gallerist.
From the publisher, Gingko Press: Widely revered as the “artists’ gallerist,” Jonathan LeVine has nourished a much needed alternative viewpoint within the stilted New York art market. In the pages of Delusional, readers will discover the fascinating backstory that brought this punk kid from Trenton, NJ, to the hallowed gallery walls of Chelsea. LeVine began his career in the arts publishing a fanzine in the 1980s and then curating shows at diverse venues in the 90s. By the turn of the millennium, LeVine had opened up Tin Man Alley, his own gallery located in New Hope, and then Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jonathan LeVine Gallery was officially launched in New York City in 2005. Since then, LeVine has brought his considerable talents to bear, focusing on work influenced by illustration, comic books, graffiti, street art and pop culture imagery.
LeVine’s featured artists tend to share a strong figurative and narrative inclination and include: Doze Green, Shepard Fairey, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman, Camille Rose Garcia, Tara McPherson, Josh Agle (aka Shag) and a long list of many other talented, esteemed artists.
Signed by Jonathan LeVine Lavish illustrations throughout complete the package. 252 pages, Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 inches 325 color illustrations, English ISBN: 978-1-58423-458-6