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Paint a 'Licious: The Pain-Free Way to Achieving Your Naked Ambitions

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Publisher Comments:

Joanna Gair gained instant notoriety with her eye-popping Vanity Fair cover shot of a very pregnant Demi Moore in 1992. She is an icon in the world of body paint make-up artists, working with Hollywood celebrities in movies and television, and creating one-of-a-kind images for national magazines. Her work has been photographed by Herb Ritts and Annie Leibovitz, among others.

Review:

"Celebrity body painter Gair turns her talents to comic ends with this book of trompe l'oeil photographs. Until now, Gair, who is best known for the 'birthday suit' she painted on Demi Moore for Vanity Fair's August 1992 cover, has dedicated her talents to helping other people realize their artistic visions. She's done body painting for music videos by Madonna and Nine Inch Nails, for ad campaigns by Versace and Pirelli and for photo features in Playboy and Vogue. For this volume, however, Gair not only painted the bodies, she also wielded the camera and conceived the scenes. The result is exquisite body painting set into scenes of bawdy, almost adolescent humor. The images are organized around the idea that body painting can help people realize their fantasies. 'It's a Stretch but You've Still Got It,' for example, shows an old woman in a pink tutu doing the splits on a golden stage, with the help of an assistant painted to blend into the curtains. 'No Sweat' shows an overweight woman happily leading an aerobics class — her body painted so that she appears 30 pounds slimmer. If you think such scenes are funny, you'll love the book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Nothing is as it seems when renowned artist and photographer Gair embellishes, conceals, and camouflages her human subjects with paint. Full color.

About the Author

We're all familiar with trompe l'oeil painting, art that fools the eye. Renowned body painter and artist Joanne Gair takes the art of trompe l'oeil to an entirely new level with Paint A 'Licious. But instead of disguising walls or canvas, Gair completely redecorates her human subjects.

In the fictional Paint A'Licious Salon, Gair invites us to experience our wildest dreams through paint. Washboard abs are achieved without sit-ups, and an hourglass figure requires no liposuction at this specialty salon. By painstakingly painting her subjects-a process that takes many hours-Gair blends them (nearly imperceptibly) into the background scene.

You'll be scratching your head in amazement at the fantastic optical illusions Gair creates. A painted child "disappears" under the Christmas tree, barely discernible from the wrapped gifts. A naughty nurse in a uniform made only of paint arrives to cheer up a patient. And are those plaid biker shorts or just a tartan paint job under that Scotsman's kilt?

Paint A 'Licious is the book everyone will want on their coffee tables

Product Details

ISBN:
9780740755378
Subtitle:
The Pain-Free Way to Achieving Your Naked Ambitions
Author:
Gair, Joanne
Author:
Pq Publishing
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
Body painting
Subject:
Airbrush
Subject:
Techniques - Airbrush
Subject:
Painting
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.86x8.66x.86 in. 1.78 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Andrews McMeel Publishing - English 9780740755378 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Celebrity body painter Gair turns her talents to comic ends with this book of trompe l'oeil photographs. Until now, Gair, who is best known for the 'birthday suit' she painted on Demi Moore for Vanity Fair's August 1992 cover, has dedicated her talents to helping other people realize their artistic visions. She's done body painting for music videos by Madonna and Nine Inch Nails, for ad campaigns by Versace and Pirelli and for photo features in Playboy and Vogue. For this volume, however, Gair not only painted the bodies, she also wielded the camera and conceived the scenes. The result is exquisite body painting set into scenes of bawdy, almost adolescent humor. The images are organized around the idea that body painting can help people realize their fantasies. 'It's a Stretch but You've Still Got It,' for example, shows an old woman in a pink tutu doing the splits on a golden stage, with the help of an assistant painted to blend into the curtains. 'No Sweat' shows an overweight woman happily leading an aerobics class — her body painted so that she appears 30 pounds slimmer. If you think such scenes are funny, you'll love the book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Nothing is as it seems when renowned artist and photographer Gair embellishes, conceals, and camouflages her human subjects with paint. Full color.
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