I want to step into the cover of this book. What you’re
looking at is one of Yayoi Kusama’s iconic pumpkins sitting serenely at the end
of a dock in Japan. Seeing this object in the conventional space of the museum is
one thing, but encountering it outside those walls, in nature, the experience
becomes something completely different. Art
Escapes features pieces from all from all over the world, and is indeed a
wonderful escape for art lovers. Recommended By Leah B., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Art exists all around us: one just needs to know where to look. Escaping the conventional settings of the museum or gallery, a fascinating variety of art pieces exist everywhere from Ghanaian patios to the Las Vegas desert, from the forest in Scandinavia to the buzzing streets of Mexico City. Art Escapes is a thoughtful journey through these little-known gems that become a destination in themselves, and should be part of every art-lover bucket list. Away from the queues, the crowds, and the constraints of the classic art spaces, these places invite you to discover creativity in a new light.
About the Author
Grace Banks is a London-born editor, journalist and author who writes about culture, current affairs and politics. She has written for The Guardian, The New York Times, Interview Magazine, Elle, The Lenny Letter, Broadly, VICE, i-D, AnOther Magazine, Riposte, Mr Porter, Wallpaper* Magazine, Stylist, Radio 4, i Newspaper, A Magazine, Forbes.com, Al Jazeera and others.