Some of the drawings from my Tate book are on show at Oxfork cafe in Oxford.
The giclee prints, made specially for the Tate on attractive buff-coloured pages from Moleskine sketchbooks, are on sale at £30 unframed, or £50 framed (quite a bit less than Tate charged, but don't say that too loudly...). If you'd like one, please get in touch: badaude-at-gmail-dot-com.
Below are a few photos, but you can also see the complete set of artwork here:
When I'm not writing about Surrealism, I design stuff including, sometimes, scarves: well it worked for Elsa Schiaparelli...
I was delighted to work with the wonderful Age of Reason again, this time on a design showing British cultural - and other - icons, each wearing a scarf tied in a different style.
The version posted above is one of several colour schemes I tried out for the scarf. You can see the final colourway here. The scarf is available in three sizes, from a reasonable £35 for a headscarf to £195 for something you could probably camp under...
(ps: spot the non-Briton: she was off project but I couldn't resist her)
Here's a taster of my contribution to the Whipple Museum, Cambridge's, first art book, The Rules of Form: Sonnets & Slide Rules
'It is certainly true that, as the nineteenth century progressed and the British Empire expanded across the globe, a very ugly fascination with power, domination, and force increasingly crept into British culture, culminating in the preoccupation of many fin-de-siécle thinkers with the proto-Fascist philosophies of eugenics and social Darwinism. In this sense, both the poem and the paintings can be seen as expressions of a kind of psychopathology of technical mastery, in which the artist’s mastery of form – superbly evident in all these works – becomes contorted into a fascination with its power to set restraints and limits on other people’s bodies and minds.'
-- From the Whipple Museum Art Book, essay by Dr Joseph Crawford