Sponsorship, 2003, 11 x 8.5 in., 1C, 168pp., softcover, first edition of 1,000 First edition published by Anthem Books and BLK/MRKT
Sponsorship is a Ryan McGinness book documenting and expanding upon the ideas and images to arise from an exhibition staged at BLK/MKRT Gallery in Los Angeles in 2003. Sponsorship forwards an intense dialog among many of the artists central to the corporate sponsorship debate through a series of 19 interviews. Responses to McGinness' probing questions regarding accepting corporate backing for artistic endeavors and dealing with companies great and small run the gamut.
Sponsorship features interviews with FUTURA, Barry McGee (TWIST), KAWS, Romon Yang (RO-STARR), DALEK, David Ellis (SKWERM), Brendan Fowler (BARR), Todd James (REAS), Christian Strike and essays by Carlo McCormick, Jacqui Millar, Steve Powers, Shepard Fairey, Adam Glickman and Rob Walker.