Association Signed By Artist To Book Photographer
ImaginArt Publishing, 2005. FIRST EDITION, first printing stated. Signed association copy, "To John, Thank You! Hope to work with you again in the future. Love, Alexandra Nechita" - boldy inscribed alongside photograph of author/artist Nechita, taken by noted celebrity photographer John Russo. Includes more than 100 color photos and high quality reproductions of the latest Nechita paintings, drawings and statues. "In 1995, (then) 9 year-old prodigy Alexandra Nechita astonished the world with her stunning artistic vision and depth. Her first book, "Outside the Lines," published in early 1996, has become one of the best-selling art books of all time. On the publication of the book here, still only 20 years old, Nechita's book, Hands & Dove, explores her transition from "Petite Picasso" to Picasso heir apparent. The book contains a breathtaking retrospective on Nechita work including over 60 paintings, works in sculpture, glass and line drawing. Nechita, herself, describes her whirlwind career and transaction from child prodigy to young adult artist. She describes the evolution of her decision to launch a Global Peace Initiative with her art. The book also features essays on Nechita's work by several renowned art critics and historians. The foreward is written by talk show host, Larry King." Additionally text by three noted art critics - any of which ought to draw the immediate attention of many advanced students of art. William Emboden (Visual Art of Jean Cocteau) writes a chapter about Nechita's maturation as an artist, specifically in line drawing. Peter Frank (a long time former editor of Visions Art Quarterly and art critic for Village Voice) writes a penetrating chapter about her paintings - where she has made the most growth as an artist (an extremely difficult chapter to write). Dr Lynne Lawner (known for her work on the courtesans) writes a very detailed chapter on Nechita's sculpture work. Full of relevant commentary about the artist's work in the context of modern realms. SInce breaking through as the "Petite Picasso" Nechita has spent the past two decades atop the modern art world and has been named an Ambassador of Peace by the United Nations, created commissioned art work for museums and facilities throughout the world, had the high school that she attended named in her honor as has the Gallery at UCLA. Artist signed first editions are quite scarce, one signed and inscribed specifically to someone associated with the particular book in which it has been signed much more so. A spectacular collector edition which would also make a phenomenal gift. 147 pages.