Art of Lists
by John Nieman
About the author
John Nieman has worked in the creative arena for more than 40 years, and excelled in many forms of artistic endeavor.
His artwork has been exhibited in solo shows throughout the U.S. and Europe and in many international competitions. With his references to popular culture, his work tends to provide immediate impact and a residual tickle.
Mr. Nieman is also the author of more than 20 books, including novels, short stories, poetry, essays and children’s books.
The father of five, he resides in New York City and Hastings-on-Hudson.
About the book
Who are the real nerds? The true Jacks? The great second bananas? Are there some lifesavers beyond those sugared candies? And who exactly has nice pipes other than neighborhood plumbers? Art of Lists answers these questions and forty others. It’s an artistic interpretation of America’s preoccupation with pop culture lists. Each theme is captured in an original painting, a list of free-associated names or thoughts, and a poem. The art has been featured in serious galleries. The litanies are quirky and subjective, and as is the accompanying verse. The result? A visual and verbal marriage of contemporary, everyday life.
September 27, 2019