Out of Print Books July 15 2014
Here's a post just for all of you bibliophiles out there. Today we wanted to share some titles from our Out of Print Books section with you. We've been collecting for a while, and now we have enough to justify a whole section in store and online. We are still adding titles online dailyOur collection ranges from Edgar Allen Poe and Oscar Wild to Antique medical books, postmortem photo anthologies and foreign texts and art books. This week we thought we'd share our top five favorite books with you.
Right now we are all pretty enthralled with our selection of books from the Burns archive. The archive is known for it's unparalleled collection of early medical photography, and also for giving the world insight into the darker aspects of life; death, disease, disasters, deformities, and war. We made sure to have a little bit of everything from this range in our collection.
We are all big fans of Oscar Wilde, so it's a treat to have this little beauty in store. This beautifully bound hard cover edition of Oscar Wilde's Salome was printed in 1945 and is in very good condition. Originally published in French, 'Salomé' is Oscar Wilde's 1896 dramatization of the biblical story of Salome, the step-daughter of Herod who danced before Herod and in so doing wins the granting of any wish that Herod may be able to fulfill. Salome asks for the head of John the Baptist. Fans of Wilde will delight in the dramatization of this biblical story.
I Cari Estinti: The Dearly Departed by Marion Peck (Italian Import)
Made in Italy, The Dearly Departed features paintings by Marion Peck that were inspired by portrait photographs of now-dead children and animals from the 19th and early 20th centuries. All of the pictures in this book are haunting and lovely this book is definitely a little wonder.
A retrospective look at the work of one of the late twentieth century's most profound and disturbing artists. For this collection Joel-Peter Witkin has personally selected from his own archives his finest images, ranging from his early Coney Island "freak show" studies to his most recent work. Witkin's work is deeply symbolic, yet is immediately satisfying.The macabre and sublime mix in these images, mostly tableaux on mythical themes and ideas, which Witkin explains with the observation, "I consider myself a portraitist; not of people, but conditions of being." The 90 plus photos included in this book will take the reader into the darkest corners of their imagination and beyond.
Sleeping Beauty II was created to compliment the exhibition " Le Dernier Portrait" at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, in which, several photographs from the Sleeping Beauty series have been included. This book presents for the first time the important distinctions between American and European postmortem imagery.
We have more out of print books hitting the website soon so check back regularly to see whats available. See you next week!
Collecting Chris Conn Askew Made Easy June 19 2014
If you’re anything like us it’s hard to choose just one piece of art by Chris Conn Askew to take home. Maybe you’re not quite decided on your first piece, but you’re still itching to start collecting his work. We are happy to announce we have the solution to your collectors dilemma.
These prints are perfect for a collector starting out. Each mini print is 4” x 6” and are easy to frame . The set includes “Fox and Girl”, “The Rose and the Nightingale”, “Carmelia” and “One for Louis”. All of the prints are giclee, made using rich, deep “100 year” lightfast pigments on fine, heavy 180gsm Hahnemühle paper. All of the prints are enclosed in black linen envelopes and are bound together with a delicate gold ribbon stamped with his signature hand made SekretCity International wax seal. Don’t worry this is the first set of mini prints available, with more on the way. We can’t think of a better way to start a Chris Conn Askew collection.
Audra’s Favorite: “The Rose and the Nightingale”
" I love this print as it was inspired by one of my favorite romantic Oscar Wild stories of the same name."
There are more to come and we will have them in store and online as soon as they are ready. Don’t forget to check back next week to see what’s new.
What's New? Pheromone by Christopher Marley June 13 2014
Hello everyone! Thanks for being so patient. We know it’s been a while since our last post, but we’ve been busy getting some amazing new pieces in the store and we can’t wait to share them with you here on the Loved to Death Blog. So make sure to check in weekly to see what’s new in store and online.
We are all big fans of art here at Loved to Death, and nothing could be better than specimen art. Extending the life of nature past the confines of death and creating art from it could not be more special or closer to our hearts.
Today we are excited to share some amazing specimen art pieces from the collection Pheromone by Christopher Marley.
Marley has been hand crafting these pieces for 17 years now with a completely ethical sensibility.
From the artist:
No organisms are harmed in or for the creation of Reclamation pieces.
As the availability of most of the Reclamation organisms is entirely unpredictable, each piece is truly one of a kind – some never to be repeated.
Now you don’t have to choose between your conscience and your passion to experience the earth’s rarest, most exquisite creatures up close. We've reclaimed these exotic vertebrates and created stunning, karma-free artwork that is unsurpassed in impact."