Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Favourite Things

Last year The House of Illustration invited 45 illustrators and celebrities to play the self-revealing Victorian parlour game "What Are You Like?" by drawing their 8 favourite things from a list of 12. The results were shown in the Dulwich Picture Gallery (CLICK for my review, but note the gallery URL has been deleted). Sixteen of the works have now been selected for sale as limited-edition prints. The terrific Favourite Things illustration shown above is by Michael Foreman, who obviously likes naked girls riding dinosaurs on the beach! This limited-edition (200) giclee print, signed and numbered by Michael, will set you back £200 (unframed) or £280 (framed). Before you quibble about the price, take note that over 60% of the proceeds go to Quentin Blake's project to set up the first gallery in the UK dedicated to the art of illustration: The House of Illustration. Click the title link for more information and a great online gallery.


At 17/3/09, Anonymous Erik said...

For an excellent cause! When do you expect this gallery to be launched?

Another Huge gallery not to be missed is Masterpiece Online. It's currently the largest online gallery out there.



At 18/3/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Erik

This quote comes from the House of Illustration website: "The gallery hopes to have a permanent home in the Kings Cross regeneration area by 2011." So, at least 2 years to wait, providing enough funds are raised.

Thanks for the link to Masterpieces Online. It's one I haven't come across.

Have you tried Olga's Gallery? Good collection, strong on Russian paintings. Artcyclopedia is pretty good too.


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