Heroes: A Tribute
by Doug Meyer
Heroes: A Tribute is spectacular in every detail. The book pays homage to some of the first victims of AIDS and AIDS-related diseases—brilliant creative figures such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Rudolph Nureyev, Freddie Mercury, Rock Hudson, John Duka, Tina Chow, Klaus Nomi, Halston, and Angelo Donghia. In Heroes, artist Doug Meyer honors 50 innovative pioneers from the worlds of art, design, film, and dance whose contributions may be unknown to a younger generation.
The book includes biographies of each figure based upon Meyer’s research and informed by obituaries published by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other newspapers. The hardcover coffee table book is printed in multiple papers with pops of neon color and painted edges, echoing the artist’s work.
Heroes will be available in three editions: “blue”, “pink” and “collector”. All volumes will be stamped, signed and numbered by the artist, and the “blue” and “pink” editions will include a stand-alone single print of a 51st-hero that will contain a distinctive single collage element (each print to be signed and numbered as well). Every “collector” edition will have a slipcase and the stand-alone 51st-hero prints from the “blue” and “pink” editions with different collage elements applied to them.
Size: 8.2 x 11.6"
Construction: Hardcover, 220 Pages, Perfect Binding, 143 Images, Painted Edges
Production: United States of America
Publication Date: May 2018