David Barnes
What's Weird? Book
Apr 26, 2011

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    • 128 pages.
    • 11.75" x 11.75".
    • Limited edition of 250 (only 200 will be made available to the public).
    • Hardcover edition.
    • Signed by David Barnes.
    • Includes unique, hand-drawn sketch.
    • Includes download code with page-by-page commentary.

After 20 years and countless paintings, the idea manifested itself for David Barnes to curate his first book. In his true D.I.Y. style, Barnes personally poured over hundreds of drawings and paintings spanning his career.

He picked and placed each piece to create What’s Weird?—a book showcasing over 100 paintings, hundreds of sketches and doodles, and funny, interesting, insightful comments about the pieces written by Barnes—all providing a glimpse into his mind and unique creative process.

David Barnes (aka The Bee With Wheels) is an American-born artist, comedian, and performer whose work is featured on everything from record jackets to t-shirts to snowboards, and been brought to life on concert stages across the United States and Europe.

Over the past decade, Barnes has developed a cult following drawing portraits of fans in his unique style and achieved widespread recognition for his work as art director for of Montreal (his brother Kevin’s band).

Barnes’ visual interpretations of the group’s music have been manifested in the form of iconic album covers and theatrical live performances that feature skits along with elaborate stage sets and props.