Hoosier Okie? is the fascinating true story of how the street artist, XVALA, and sculptor, Daniel Edwards, built a three story house as a work of art in the rural United States.
Hoosier Okie? is the true story of how two fathers from the Midwest conquered the art world, created fake news, and met in the middle of their careers. Together they would build a 4,000sqft home as a work of art inspired by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in rural Oklahoma. Their names are Daniel Edwards and Jeff Hamilton (Xvala).
“A wild yet true story of two interesting art world characters that pops off the page thanks to the enthusiasm and energy of Rolnik.”
— G. James Daichendt (PhD art history), author of “Shepard Fairey Inc.” & “Kenny Scharf: In Absence of Myth”
Daniel Edwards is most well-known for his sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth on a bear skin rug. Though, he has created countless pieces outlined in this book; from severed celebrity heads to nude tween idols.
Jeff Hamilton, under the guise of Xvala, received over 4,000 signatures on a petition for him to cancel an art show featuring leaked nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. He’s also been through the garbage of Silicon Valley’s most famous entrepreneurs.
Info: 213 Pages / 6″ x 9″
Hoosier Okie? was written and designed by Daniel Rolnik.