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Assume Vivid Astro Focus Creates Psychedelic Circus Scenes

By: Tracy Wallace - Published: Mar 27, 2011 • References: peresprojects and oasiscollections
The visual performing artist collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus, aka avaf, celebrates its work with the release of a new book published by Rizzoli. The group's work can be described as a blend of carnival funhouse, disco club, Leon Maxx, Brazilian carnival and street art. The book doesn't offer the same intensity as seeing the work in person, but it's the next best thing for the modern art enthusiast.

Avaf's work has been featured in Art Forum, Frieze, Flash Art, L'Uomo Vogue, V Magazine, W Magazine and the Whitney Museum catalog. If you were wondering how the group got its name, according to Wikipedia, it's a combination of musical band Throbbing Gristle's album Assume Power Focus and the band Ultra Vivid Scene.