The new issue (December 2008) of Soutwest Art Magazine features an interview with James Bama in their “Legends of Fine Art” article. This is a rare opportunity to read Bama’s own words, as he usually turns down interview requests.
You will notice James mentions a new book coming out on his “realist paintings in other countries” in 2010. Flesk Publications will publish this collection of mostly unpublished works, ranging from his travels to China, Mexico, and Turkey, among others. These pieces are my personal favorite paintings of Bama’s. Brian M. Kane, James Bama, and myself started working on this collection just recently. Full details and a street date will be announced by fall 2009. Until then, you can pick up a copy of our retrospective art book on Bama’s illustration career, James Bama: American Realist.