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Professor G. James Daichendt and Street Artist Robbie Conal Interviewed by TV Host Joey Zhou
Updated: May 1, 2021
Professor G. James Daichendt, Street Artist Robbie Conal, and TV Host Joey Zhou
San Diego, California, USA. 29th April, 2021. TV Host Joey Zhou interviewed Professor G. James Daichendt, PhD, and street artist Robbie Conal (via Zoom) at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. Daichendt serves as the Dean of the Colleges and Professor of Art History at Point Loma Nazarene University and has written six books, including a book about Robbie Conal and his life as a street and guerrilla poster artist. Robbie Conal is well-known for his posters that depicted American politicians in a gnarly style, and were distributed throughout a city overnight by a volunteer guerrilla postering army.
Joey Zhou invited artist Jiannan Huang, one of the top artists in China, to join the interview via his iPad. The artists were able to have a discussion about street art, world art, and ask each other questions. After their discussion, James Daichendt signed a copy of one his books as a gift to be sent to Jiannan Huang in China. Robbie Conal is considered one of the country’s foremost satirical street poster artists, and his art is collected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, and many others. The name of the book is Robbie Conal: Streetwise: 35 Years of Politically Charged Guerrilla Art by G. James Daichendt.