“What fascinates me about Rambo II? It’s the most typical Rambo movie of them all. Even if the first Rambo is probably better, Rambo II, First Blood covers all stereotypes. Absolutely exaggerated and unwillingly funny. Jungle, dirt, sweat, muscles, weapons, explosions, simple dialogues, testosterone, stupid army officers, underdog, film tricks everywhere. It’s one big cliche.”
This book combines the whole Rambo series of drawings by Beni Bischof. During three weeks Bischof watched Rambo II (George P. Cosmatos, 1985) over and over again while sitting in front of the TV and drawing around 300 watercolors.
Beni Bischof is the ultimate mix and matcher: in all his work he combines and adapts existing images, texts and situations. His work can be read as an ironic commentary on the banality of everyday life. And he doesn’t spare his own kind. He finds inspiration in everyday objects like dime novels, fashion, magazines, advertisements, but also in the virtual world. Published by Nieves (Zurich).
260 pages, 21 x 29.7 cm, softcover, Nieves (Zurich).