13 June 2014
“Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dalí, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dalí?” Known to the general public for his unbounded ego and eccentric lifestyle, Salvador Dalí is the protagonist of an illustrated biography that subverts the traditional rules of art history. In this new series entitled This is…, written by the art critic Catherine Ingram and illustrated by Andrew Rae and Peter Arkle, the publisher Lawrence King proposes an unprecedented way of telling the stories of the great artists of the 20th century: along with Dalí, the first titles are devoted to Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Halfway between graphic novel and intimate diary, the books interweave the artists’ personal lives with the Weltanschauung that inspired their work. The pace is fast and gripping, making them hard to put down. The Italian edition is published by Electa.