WorldCat Identities

Willis, Wesley

Overview
Works: 39 works in 50 publications in 2 languages and 298 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Social problem films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Internet videos  Exhibition catalogs  Popular music  Songs  Art  Drawings 
Roles: Performer, Author, Artist
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Wesley Willis
  • 2001 by Wesley Willis( Book )
 
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Most widely held works by Wesley Willis
Songs in the key of Z. [the curious universe of outsider music]( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest hits by Wesley Willis( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest hits by Wesley Willis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs in the key of Z : the curious universe of outsider music( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs in the key of Z( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musics in the margin = Musiques en marge( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rush hour by Wesley Willis( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs in the key of Z( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The virus that would not die! : an Alternative Tentacles catalog sampler( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock 'n' roll will never die by Wesley Willis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest hits by Wesley Willis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feel the power by Wesley Willis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Lake Shore Drive 1990, Chicago, Illinois by Wesley Willis( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Nieves: "Wesley Willis (Chicago, 1963 - 2003) began his artistic career singing on the street, accompanied by his Technics KN 2000 keyboard. He was soon playing opening slots for local bands, and later recording songs as an homage to these performances (i.e. "Urge Overkill", "Swervedriver", "Foo Fighters", "The Frogs"). In 1989, Willis was diagnosed as schizophrenic; he explains that writing, performing, and recording help quiet the voices in his head. Most of his exposure came as an internet phenomenon during the early days of peer-to-peer file sharing. Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen is the first institution to present an extensive show of Willis' artwork, focusing on its fascination for Chicago's architecture and the throbbing activity of the Midwest metropolis: the characteristic skyline, the lakeside, the freeways as well as the uniform fast food chains. His interest for urban sceneries came from it being his natural habitat, which was then translated into thousands of magnificently detailed ballpoint/felt-tip renderings of the city and riding around on the bus. North Lake Shore Drive has been edited by Urs Lehni and Linus Bill of Our Magazine."
Full heavy metal jacket by Wesley Willis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac
Shake your piggy bank by Wesley Willis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2001 by Wesley Willis( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Nieves: "Wesley Willis (Chicago, 1963 - 2003) began his artistic career singing on the street, accompanied by his Technics KN 2000 keyboard. He was soon playing opening slots for local bands, and later recording songs as an homage to these performances (i.e. "Urge Overkill", "Swervedriver", "Foo Fighters", "The Frogs"). In 1989, Willis was diagnosed as schizophrenic; he explains that writing, performing, and recording help quiet the voices in his head. Most of his exposure came as an internet phenomenon during the early days of peer-to-peer file sharing. The Exhibition WW vs. GRRRR was first realized in St. Gallen (Switzerland) and then went to s'Hertogenbosch (Holland) and Giza (Egypt). It combines the first retrospective of Willis's oeuvre with an extensive selection of work by the young Swiss artist Ingo Giezendanner. 2001 is edited by Urs Lehni."
Trucks by Wesley Willis( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For two decades until his death in 2003, keyboard rock star Wesley Willis (*1963) rendered Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway and geometric skyline with ballpoint pen and felt-tip-marker lines. Known primarily to an alternative public for the uniquely singular sounds from his Technics KN 2000 and surreal texts which explored the themes of daily life such as fast food, bus lines, cultural trends or violent confrontations with super heroes, Wesley Willis's drawings testify to the years he spent sitting in on drawing classes at the Illinois Institute of Technology, manifest in drafting techniques Willis never abandoned but, to singular effect, refused to master. A series of small untitled drawings in blue ink from the early 80s depict big rigs, tractor trailers, rolling stock, and transit-authority buses in side and isometric views. His sketches, often in color, explore almost obsessively the congested freeway which connects Chicago's South Side with the city's downtown--a metaphor for his wish to bridge the two worlds."--
The ecstasy of the agony( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alternative Tentacles super low-priced sampler featuring new & exclusive tracks from 30 artists"--Insert
Fabian road warrior by Wesley Willis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.19 for Super size ... to 0.93 for North Lake ...)

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Alternative Names
Wesley Willis & The Dragnews

Wesley Willis Amerikaans zanger

Wesley Willis cantante statunitense

Wesley Willis musicien américain

Wesley Willis US-amerikanischer Musiker

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Languages
English (30)

Dutch (1)