On Art with: On Art II. Alexander Adams.
On Art with: On Art II
On Art with: On Art II
On Art with: On Art II
On Art with: On Art II
On Art with: On Art II
On Art with: On Art II
On Art with: On Art II
On Art with: On Art II

On Art with: On Art II

ISBN: 9781999961404;9781
London, England: Golconda Fine Art Books, 2018; 2020. Limited First Editions. Stapled Wrappers. Both volumes signed by Alexander Adams. "I have accepted the view that my verse benefits from illustration and that- as an artist- I am well placed to provide that. My verse has appeared in anthologies without illustration, so it seems that the verse is strong enough to function without images. I try to write verse as if no illustration were possible and make illustrations as if they were purely independent of the source. That is, I make illustrations as art first and as illustrations second. I intend to impart to the illustrations impervious mystery and compelling urgency." (from "On Art and Verse," first volume) A two-part work of art & poetry by Alexander Adams, the acclaimed & award-winning British artist & writer who is our esteemed colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu). Both volumes showcase Adams'' drawings/interpretations of classic & modern masterpieces; & volume II also includes his exquisite life drawings of models. The poems opposite Adams' artworks relate to them but expand onto broader musings on the artists' lives, works & locales. With concluding essays, "On Art and Verse" (quoted above) in volume I, & "On Life Drawing" in volume II; notes on the artists & their works on which he has based his drawings. Both of these are from hand-numbered editions of twenty each, signed by Adams on title pages. Volumes I & II are both No.'s 11/20. Chapbooks in stapled wrappers. Superb, rare productions by one of the most talented artists & writers active in Britain, or anywhere, today- most highly recommended. Both volumes in very fine condition, substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3641]

Price: $60.00