Anna Gaskell — Penguin
Past: September 12 → October 12, 2013
Yvon Lambert is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition of Anna Gaskell in France. For this event, the American artist presents a series of new drawings inspired by the covers of Penguin Books.
In the 1930’s the publisher Penguin Books made good quality contemporary fiction available to a broader audience by offering books at an attractive price and selling them at more convenient and accessible locations. This democratised mission was reflected in the design of Penguin books, for the first time making a cheep book well designed. Through the years artists like Jan Tschichold and Germano Fecetti established the iconic design of Penguin which has deeply influenced Anna Gaskell :
“Growing up in the 1970’s in Iowa the only available classics were published by Penguin Books. All the books lying around our house were Penguin. The first novels I read were Penguin. When I first learned how to read I would pick up these mysterious books and wonder what they were about. Gradually being able to decipher the titles just magnified my curiosity, pulling me towards the possible narratives that were at the time buried inside.”
These Penguin drawings are inspired by their Penguin Book titles and the colour composition of their original book covers.
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