Dream: A Journal by Larry Vigon

By: Vigon, Larry; Spiegelman, Marvin

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In 1989, at the suggestion of his analyst, designer Larry Vigon began to record every dream he could remember. He wrote each into an 11 x 14-inch sketchbook, along with an acrylic painting inspired by the dream. The result, over time, is an astonishing body of work, represented by the selections in this beautiful full-size facsimile volume. After seeing advance materials for the book, a writer in "Graphis" magazine said it "preserves the intimate presentation of the original warts-and-all artist's notebook--with words scratched out in first-draft fashion, blobs of ink, traces of transferred paint throughout, all the glorious imperfections. Unmediated as it is, Vigon's work functions like a form of meditation. At the same time the quality of the painting is that of finished art, so we experience the journal as a kind of heightened sketchbook of the unconscious." 74 color illustrations.

Title: Dream: A Journal by Larry Vigon

Author Name: Vigon, Larry; Spiegelman, Marvin

Categories: Other,

Publisher: United States, Quantuck Lane: 2005

ISBN Number: 1593720181

ISBN Number 13: 9781593720186

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 004307

Description: Like New. May have slight shelfwear from storage. Dream: A Journal by Larry Vigon By Vigon, Larry; Spiegelman, Marvin Vigon's dream journal will remind the reader why dreams are experienced privately. An award-winning commercial artist whose clients have included Frank Sinatra and Dreamworks, Vigon began writing down his dreams and creating art inspired by them at the behest of his Jungian analyst, though these reproductions of journal pages, replete with a wide array of imagery and sumptuously inky text, fail to provide any context in which to understand or appreciate Vigon's abstruse self-indulgence. In Vigon's dream land, Brad Pitt is his analyst, he has sex a lot, hangs out with George Harrison and Paul McCartney, is disappointed in the guest room Jerry Seinfeld provides him and is witness to all sorts of miraculous events (an information booth becomes a hot dog stand, for instance), though why any of these things would interest the reader is unclear. If Vigon's dream narratives put readers to sleep, his images may wake them up: Intriguing paintings of anguished characters with plastic beady eyes, skillful cubistic forms and blurry images suggest a tortured psyche. Of the many well-executed devils, a particularly lively one tempts the viewer with his wild, affable gaze. A querulous hunched figure sits contemplating a dark scribble, but other faces and figures tilt the book's balance to the mediocre. Vigon has talent, but only his closest friends and associates who have some context for the man and his work will appreciate this project. 74 color plates. Book Description In 1989, at the suggestion of his analyst, designer Larry Vigon began to record every dream he could remember. He wrote each into an 11 x 14-inch sketchbook, along with an acrylic painting inspired by the dream. The result, over time, is an astonishing body of work, represented by the selections in this beautiful full-size facsimile volume. After seeing advance materials for the book, a writer in Graphis magazine said it "preserves the intimate presentation of the original warts-and-all artist's notebook-with words scratched out in first-draft fashion, blobs of ink, traces of transferred paint throughout, all the glorious imperfections. Unmediated as it is, Vigon's work functions like a form of meditation. At the same time the quality of the painting is that of finished art, so we experience the journal as a kind of heightened sketchbook of the unconscious." 74 color illustrations. Product Details Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Quantuck Lane (November 15, 2005) Language: English ISBN: 1593720181 Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 11.2 x 1.1 inches Product Details Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Quantuck Lane; illustrated edition edition (November 15, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1593720181 ISBN-13: 978-1593720186 Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 11.3 x 1 inches

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