Lulu de Kwiatkowski
AMMO Books, Los Angeles, CA, 2008, English
Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design
11 x 14 inches, hardcover with dust jacket, 192 pages
ISBN: 9780978607678
Suggested Retail Price: $100.00

From the Publisher. Lulu de Kwiatkowski's sumptuous first monograph features colorful, dreamlike, and autobiographical handmade collages. Lulu is an acclaimed designer who is well-known for her own textile line, LULU DK. What is less known, however, is that Lulu is also a prolific fine artist with an extensive body of work that has never before been published. Lulu's artwork draws inspiration from her unique, albeit rarefied and surreal, experiences growing up, as well as from her travels all over the world. Lulu's original multimedia collages combine painting, drawing, photography, and writing.

With a background in painting, textile design, and the decorative arts, Lulu blends depictions of flora and fauna with geometric studies of pattern and color. Memories often appear in the form of handwritten text, as well as in portraits of herself and her family members, removed from their original context and integrated into dreamlike, fictional landscapes. Childhood experiences—like her father swooping down in his helicopter to pick her and her siblings up on the beach at their home in The Hamptons and her extensive travels through Europe, Africa, and South America—appear in this very personal and expressive art journal.

Whimsical yet complex, LULU conveys a distinctly feminine and decorative sensibility that resonates as both contemporary and timeless and is an exuberant must-have coffee table book.

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