Co-published by OHWOW and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, this 192-page hardcover book is a visual examination of moments in and out of frame, expanding the exhibition's narrative and documenting the fresh and unconventional films, videos, photography, painting, drawings, and sculpture presented in the exhibition. The book also includes film stills and photographs not included in the exhibition, and traces the participating artistsʼ reinterpretation of the original film's legends, the people involved, its place in Hollywood, film as a medium, and behind-the-scenes footage.
An introductory essay by author and art theorist Francisco J. Ricardo, PhD., outlines the background to Rebel, explaining the impetus for Francoʼs inquiry and his artistic motivations, from conception through execution. Ricardo states that, “The project was essentially about the conflation of truth and lore, romance and performance, and emotions in and out of frame that reflected three simultaneous realities: the world of adolescent development at that time, the filmʼs plot and script, and the private passions already in play among the cast and within themselves.”
REBEL features the work of James Franco, Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine, Damon Mccarthy, Paul Mccarthy, Terry Richardson, Ed Ruscha, and Aaron Young.