Jennifer Raiser - Burning Man: Art on Fire (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00pm


In Conversation with Petaluma artist Michael Garlington

Every August, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate artistic expression in Nevada's barren Black Rock Desert. This vastly inhospitable location, called the playa, is the site of Burning Man, where, within a 9-mile fence, artists called Burners create a temporary city devoted to art and participation. Braving extreme elements, artists create over two hundred wildly ambitious works intended to delight, provoke, involve, or amaze. In 2015, over 70,000 people attended -- the highest number ever allowed on the playa.

As Burning Man has created new context, new categories of art have emerged, including Art to Ride, Collaborative Art, and of course, Art to Burn. Burning Man: Art on Fire is an authorized collection of some of the most stunning examples of Burning Man art, now updated to include 2015. Experience the amazing sculptures, art, stories, and interviews from the world's greatest gathering of artists. Get lost in a rich gallery of images showcasing the best examples of playa art with over 200 photos. Interviews with the artists reveal not only their motivation to create art specifically for Burning Man, but they also illuminate the dramatic efforts it took to create their pieces. Featuring the incredible photography of long-time Burning Man photographers Sidney Erthal and Scott London, an introduction from Burning Man founder Larry Harvey, and a foreword from Will Chase, this stunning slipcased edition with a frameable print allows Burners and enthusiasts alike to have a piece of Burning Man with them all year around.

Jennifer Raiser is Treasurer of the Burning Man Project and serves on the Senior Executive Committee of the Board. Her bestselling book, Burning Man: Art of Fire, was first published in 2014. As she’s known in the desert, “Coco Cabana” is a Black Rock Ranger and a decade-long Burner. She’s happiest on the Playa when riding her mutant vehicle, The Kazbus or besting in her leopard-upholstered 1968 Airstream.

Join Jennifer for a lively and detailed discussion on the art and creativity of Burning Man, and the big names behind the biggest art installations to have graced the Playa. 



1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Burning Man: Art on Fire: Revised and Updated Cover Image
By Jennifer Raiser, Sidney Erthal (By (photographer)), Scott London (By (photographer)), Larry Harvey (Introduction by), Will Chase (Foreword by), Leo Villareal (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781631062568
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Race Point Publishing - August 2016

Experience the scorching art of Burning Man with this visual history.

Every August, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate artistic expression in Nevada's barren Black Rock Desert.