a savage hand, radical heart, and humanist soul, the artist Peter Kuper
has scaled the heights of respectability from his socially
conscious, incendiary beginnings in the 1970's. Now comes a lavish hardcover
collection of his greatest hits in all their lush colors and aerosol
poetics. In Speechless, Kuper fearlessly confronts injustice
and articulates human suffering in seductive pieces, from the anarcho-arts
magazine World WAR 3 to memorable covers for the likes of Time and Newsweek.
Mixed with his personal work are excerpts for his landmark wordless graphic
novel The System, his comic adaptation of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle,
Eye of the Beholder, which ran in the New York Times, and
many other of Kuper's works. Speechless more than defines one artist's
vision, it reinvents the comic medium."
- Carlo McCormick, Paper Magazine
Kuper proves to be, in this retrospective of his work, a passionately
open-hearted creator. Speechless includes
examples of his work ranging from political cartoons to diary watercolors...
All feature fierce, vibrant imagery-compositions that quiver on the page."
- Ken Tucker,