David Lynch: The Unified Field
'This impeccable collection of art confirms Lynch's position as a gifted polymath--and one of the country's most important artists working today' - Publisher's Weekly
A handsome book of paintings, drawings and prints by the filmmaker, David Lynch
David Lynch is internationally renowned as a filmmaker, but it is less known that he began his creative life as a visual artist and has maintained a devoted studio practice, developing an extensive body of painting, prints, photography, and drawing. Featuring work from all periods of Lynch's career, this book documents Lynch's first major museum exhibition in the United States, bringing together works held in American and European collections and from the artist's studio. Much like his movies, many of Lynch's artworks revolve around suggestions of violence, dark humor, and mystery, conveying an air of the uncanny.
Organized in close collaboration with the artist, David Lynch: The Unified Field brings together ninety-five paintings, drawings, and prints from 1965 to the present, often unified by the recurring motif of the home as a site of violence, memories, and passion. Other works explore the odd, tender, and mincing aspects of relationships. Highlighting many works that have rarely been seen in public, including early work from his critical years in Philadelphia (1965-70), this book accompanies a show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
- Author: Robert Cozzolino
- Hardcover: 160 pages | 80 colour illustrations
- Date published: December 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0520283961
- Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 27.6 cm