BRAND NEW! No remainder mark. ; 0.6 x 9.9 x 8 Inches; 128 pages; A
witty, profound homage to Western art and an escorted tour of the
masterworks beloved by all.
Ranging over hundreds of
yearsand countless styleswith breathtaking virtuosity, George
Deem has repainted the history of Western art. Deem's special gift is to
paint, with witty sympathy, his own "revisions" of famous works, revisions
that look like the originals but transform them in some way.
the most comprehensive collection of his work ever assembled, the amazing
scope of Deem's devotion to his subject, art itself, can be seen. The
greatest American and European artists are represented; their work, at
first glance, seems uncannily perfect. Here is an exquisite Vermeer,
looking so much like the original that it takes a moment to realize there
is no woman holding a water pitcher in the corner of the room. And here is
Cubist Cache, Deem's tour de force imagining of what Parisians do
with their cubist art when they go away on vacation.
As a special
feature the book includes a die-cut, ready-to-assemble version of Deem's
quotation of Manet's Le DÃ©jeuner sur l'herbe, a cube in which we
view the famous picnic from all four sides and from above.
This is the
perfect gift book for art lovers. On one level it offers a delightful
excursion through the famous paintings that everyone loves. On another, we
marvel at the virtuoso display of artistic technique, in which no style or
era can resist Deem's fond embrace and witty act of quotation. And
finally, here is a body of work that, in affirming the richness and
variety of its subject, reaffirms the pleasure we take in painting. 80