Synopses & Reviews
The first major collection of artwork by the acclaimed movie director David Lynch.
Spanning a period of forty years, David Lynch's widely respected films and television series include Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive. However, his prolific visual art production, which began even before his films, has rarely been seen.
This catalogue of his artistic output, published on the occasion of a large-scale exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, covers a wide variety of disciplines: painting, photography, drawings, sculpture, furniture, music, and "moving pictures." His art echoes his films in theme and aesthetic, yet offers viewers a fresh and more intimate glimpse into his singular universe. The book also contains several essays that analyze his artworks, as well as a conversation with Lynch, interviewed within the context of the show.
"[T]ranscribed among the artwork are a conversation on Lynch's art between philosopher Boris Groys and filmmaker Andrei Ujica and an interview with the artist by journalist Kristine McKenna. Those who really can't be bothered to read this text can instead insert the two accompanying CDs and listen to the conversations while contemplating Lynch's artwork." Library Journal
About the Author
Three-time Oscar-nominated director David Lynch is among the leading filmmakers of our era. From the early seventies to the present day, Lynch's popular and critically acclaimed film projects, which include Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive, are internationally considered to have broken down the wall between art-house cinema and Hollywood movie making.