Tuesday, May 6, 2014

“One of the Few Artists Alive Today Who Is Legendary for Several Different Types of Artwork”

This is quite a catch! Our friend Robert Deis, aka Subtropic Bob, over at Men’s Pulp Mags, has just posted the first installment of a two-part interview he did recently with James Bama, whose artwork is recognizable from so many paperback covers and magazine spreads of the mid-20th century. As Deis explains, “Jim is now 88 years old. He no longer paints. Due to a degenerative eye condition he is virtually blind. But he remains busy dealing with museums, galleries, printmakers, book publishers, reporters, and fans. And, his mind is still razor-sharp. He is also amazingly affable and cheery. It was a wonderful experience to talk with him and I learned some details about his life and art that I had not read anywhere.”

You will find Part I of their quite extensive exchange here. Part II, Deis promises, is “coming soon.”

1 comment:

Robert Deis (aka "SubtropicBob") said...

Thanks for the share. It was quite a thrill to talk with Jim. Best regards... Bob Deis