The Miserable Lives of Fabulous ArtistsGardners
By Chris Orr
This book is a collection of works celebrating the lives of the fabulously artistic, accompanying The Miserable Lives of Fabulous Artists exhibition currently at the Royal Academy in the Keeper's House, as part of the Academicians in Focus series.
Constable is disturbed at his easel by frolicking nudists, the Fauves picnic in a landscape every bit as wild as their paintings, Joseph Beuys struggles to control his coyotes and there's an unfortunate incident in Barbara Hepworth's studio. Each image is packed with detail to pore over, and the book concludes with notes from the artist, accompanied by preparatory drawings for the finished work.
Chris Orr MBE RA is an artist, printmaker and Professor Emeritus at the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited internationally, including at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Brook Gallery, Devon. His RA Publications include The Multitude Diaries (2008) and Chris Orr: The Making of Things (2013).
96 pages with 70 colour illustrations.