Sunday, July 26, 2009

Symbolist collage using 19th century prints......




As a child I loved to see the arty backdrops displayed in high fashion windows at Bonwit Teller in New York City. As an adult I got to meet the extraordinary man who created these collages utilizing images from 18th and 19th century engravings. Many decades later, Anthony Guyther is still creating wonderful works, as well as tongue in cheek constructions, and each one is as clever and witty as ever. The older works are published in a book called "Symbolist Collage", and I have been very fortunate over the years to have collected many of those original works for the gallery and for my personal collection. The construction above is called "Macanudo Lady", the collage is "Egg-guardian", and below that is "Fighting Nix". Yesterday I received copies of his new works and luckily I'll be able to see them in person in a few weeks. I'll keep you posted.......

3 comments:

Couture de Papier said...

Wow I remember Bonwit in Boston love the doll assemblage!

Beverly Kaye said...

It was my favorite Boston store, and then of course, we went to Schraff's for a hot fudge sundae!
Unfortunately, a lot of Guyther's work is lost due to mold.......a prevalent problem with living on an island. I hope to salvage a few more pieces when I visit him in three weeks.

Kathy said...

Oh...sooo cool!! You know...I love collage and assemblage!! Envious that you have some of his works to call your own!!