Heroes: A Tribute Press Release
HEROES: A TRIBUTE BY DOUG MEYER DEBUTS FROM TRA PUBLISHING SPRING 2018.
Celebrated Artist Doug Meyer Honors the Earliest Victims of AIDS in Limited Edition Coffee Table Book.
In 1981, conceptual artist and designer Doug Meyer lost a dear friend to a mysterious new disease we now know was AIDS. Over the next few years, Meyer went to 79 funerals. In Heroes : A Tribute (Tra Publishing; May 8, 2018), he pays homage by way of portraiture 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 , whose contributions may be unknown to a youngeR generation. Printed in multiple papers with pops of neon color and painted edges echoing the artist’s work, Doug Meyer’s Heroes is a gorgeous, hard-cover, coffee table feast for the eyes and soul.