by Michael Hernandez de Luna
Publisher: Bad Press Books
"American Beauty is an artist's investigation into those icons of popular culture wading in politics, religion, decadence and sex. This book commemorates and pokes fun at those who have fallen from society's graces because of lousy judgment and questionable life styles. Prepare yourself for a guided tour of America's underbelly of misconduct and bad taste through the artworks of Chicago artist and provocateur Michael Hernandez de Luna, who puts it all together for you in the miniature framework of the postage stamp, while using the US postal system as phantom collaborators in the process of creating and certifying his art with the bona-fide markings of the postage cancellation. This book rolls over the many issues of Americana with images hailing the protesting cheer of subversive activism, philately, humor and satire. This book contains colorful biting images of raw and provocative artwork that will surely make you laugh! Total eye candy, with a little something for everybody! Hardcover, double spine with center part."