Hands Up, Herbie! follows artist and activist Herb Perr from a mob-linked Jewish family in Brighton Beach of the 40s and 50s, through the studios of Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko, Reagan-era art activism, and a reckoning with the responsibilities of raising a family. In his stunning debut, Joey Perr tells his father’s story with sensitivity and warmth, bringing moments of deep struggle and bright comedy to life with equal panache.
— Lucy Lippard
Author of Get The Message? A Decade of Art for Social Change
“A highly accessible and lively read.”
— Sabrina Jones
Artist and Author of Our Lady of Birth Control: A Cartoonist’s Encounter with Margaret Sanger