The exhibition will be the internationally popular artist’s first ever retrospective and his first show in the United States.
Bantock’s “Griffin & Sabine” trilogy essentially created a new literary genre by combining fine art, fiction, and 3-dimensional interactive books. Bantock’s books have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide in 12 international editions; and the titles lingered 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Bantock has designed everything from postage stamps to pop-up books to the recently published Penguin edition of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales.”
For the MOA exhibition, Bantock is creating 80 new paintings or drawings - many in large format. Approximately 70 pieces of original art from his “Griffin & Sabine” trilogy will be on exhibit as well. Bantock will transform MOA’s indoor galleries into various whimsical rooms such as “The Drawing Room” and “The Mail Room.”
Museum of Outdoor Arts 18.09.2010 - 28.05.2011