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Title   Animals with Sharpies 

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Author   DUMONTIER Michael / FARBER Neil  ISBN   9781770461062  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Drawn & Quarterly  Group   Lifestyle View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   Humour  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2013 
Subject   Graphic novels 
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Synopsis Paintings by two of Canada's most influential contemporary fine artists. Animals with Sharpies is a collection of paintings with hand-lettered texts. In each painting, Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber have depicted an animal holding a Sharpie, ostensibly writing a message. These messages are varied in nature: political and religious tracts, confessions, recipes, arithmetic problems, and more. Above all, these paintings are funny, but they are also startlingly poignant and jarring for the humanness of the suffering and longing depicted in these animals' simple words.
Dumontier and Farber, two of the founding members of the highly influential art collective the Royal Art Lodge, have been collaborating on art projects for more than fifteen years. Their collaborative style is unique from that found in their individual works and is respected internationally: they've exhibited together in France, Switzerland, Canada, the United States, Belgium, Spain, England, and Germany. Dumontier and Farber have a strong sense of the absurd, but they are also deeply insightful about the world in which their art is created. Animals with Sharpies is a mixture of new, previously unseen pieces and older pieces.

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