Illustrator Harry Clarke perfectly embodies the quiet terror and overwhelming claustrophobia of Edgar Allen Poe’s most loved stories. If you enjoy not sleeping and jumping at every noise your house makes, you should really check out Tales of Mystery and Imagination, a collection of stories by Edgar Allen Poe. First adopted in 1908 by Padraic Colum, the collection has been published and reproduced by many publishing houses, but the most memorable editions feature illustrations by famed stained glass artist and … Continued
When the prominent poet Elizabeth Bishop died in 1979 her long time partner and executor Alice Methfessel unearthed a collection of 11 paintings and 2 assemblages that were done by Bishop between 1934-1978.
The work spans much of Bishop’s adult life, Bishop “worked as a painter as well as a poet, and her verse, like visual art, is known for its ability to capture significant scenes.” Methfessel, who Bishop also dedicated her last book Geography III to, died in 2009 and the collection is now being offered by James Jaffe Rare Books.
“Sleeping Figure”. 5 5/8” x 8 5/8”, circa 1935-1940. portrait of Bishop’s friend and lover Louise Crane
The paintings range from $25,000 – $50,000 each and are available through Biblio
Sergio Toppi was a Milanese comic artist and illustrator, a pioneer in his field. Many comic artists list him as a great influence, including Wolverine artist Simone Bianchi, Walter Simonson, Denys Cowan, and Ashley Wood.
He began his career in advertising in the 1960’s, but become known as the creator of Collezionista and for illustrating a number of historical and adventure story collections.
Toppi passed away at the age of 79 on August 21, 2012.
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