PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: ELIZABETH YOO

30171128_10160193876855153_6066347487558525097_oSONGS:

 

Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra

Gangster of Love by Johnny Guitar Watson

Machine Gun Kelly by Nancy Sinatra

Rags To Riches by Tony Bennett

Promised Land by Chuck Berry

San Francisco Blues by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Pull My Daisy by David Amram

On the Sunny Side of the Street by Dizzy Gillespie

Follow the Leader by Eric B. & Rakim

These Days by Nico

The Wild One by Suzi Quatro

 

TELEVISON:

 

Naked City

The Twilight Zone

The Untouchables

Johnny Staccato

Peter Gunn

Columbo

Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Tales of the Unexpected

Tales From the Crypt

Batman

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Breaking Bad

 

BOOKS:

 

AGAINST NATURE by Joris-Karl Huysmans

BOREDOM by Alberto Moravia

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by by Oscar Wilde

THE INVENTION OF MOREL by Adolfo Bioy Casares

CONFESSIONS OF A MASK by Yukio Mishima

THE LONG GOODBYE by Raymond Chandler

ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac

PIMP by Iceberg Slim

STORY OF THE EYE by Bataille

DELTA OF VENUS by Anaïs Nin

THREE ROOMS IN MANHATTAN by Georges Simenon

PICK-UP by Charles Willeford

ROGUE COP by William P. McGivern

DEATH WISH by Brian Garfield

A SWELL-LOOKING GIRL by Erskine Caldwell

THE PLUM IN MR. BLUM’s PUDDING by Tosh Berman

 

FILMS:

 

Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock

Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese

Out of the Past by Jacques Tourneur

The Connection by Shirley Clarke

Le cercle rouge by Jean-Pierre Melville

Le bonheur by Agnès Varda

Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard

Easy Rider by Dennis Hopper

Scorpio Rising by Kenneth Anger

Il Sorpasso by Dino Risi

The Searchers by John Ford

Scarface by Howard Hawks

Blast of Silence by Allen Baron

Trans-Europ-Express by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Mikey and Nicky by Elaine May

 

PLACES:

 

Big Sur, California

San Francisco, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

Paris, France

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

OTHER STUFF:

 

Cats

Gangsters

Pulp paperbacks

Vintage pin-ups

EC Comics

Mid-Century Modern and Space Age design

 

Bio: Elizabeth Yoo is a freelance illustrator and writer based in New York. She has had several solo art exhibits in New York and frequently illustrates for books and other publications. Her most recent book work is the illustrated cover for the latest novel in Stephen Jared’s Jack Hunter series, The Chameleon Thief of Cairo, published in the spring of 2018. She frequently collaborates with City Lights writer and poet Tosh Berman and they are currently working on a cinema book together. She also shares a booth every year at New York Comic Con with writer R.J. Huneke, representing Rune Works Productions. They have just begun working on their first graphic novel, a neo-noir dystopian spy thriller. Additionally, she assists Academy Award-nominated director Immy Humes on the first documentary about pioneering independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke. It is currently in production. You can visit Elizabeth’s website, view her art at her Etsy shop, or follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @lejazznik.

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