25.01.2011

Author & Artist Talk: Ode To Happiness - book created by painter Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves

Author & Artist Talk: Ode To Happiness - book created by painter Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves

Author & Artist Talk: Ode To Happiness
Sunday, February 13 | 4:00 pm
Please join us to celebrate the release of Ode to Happiness, an artist's book created by painter Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves, published by Gerhard Steidl. The artist and author will talk about their collaboration and the ideas of translation, melancholy, and friendship that inspired the book.
Art Catalogues Bookstore, Ahmanson Building | Free, no reservations | Refreshments will be served 


http://www.lacma.org/programs/lectures.aspx#1283969587055



Ode to happiness

by Alexandra Grant, Keanu Reeves
Steidl

Ode to Happiness is a grown-up’s picture book, a charming reminder not to take oneself too seriously. With drawings by painter Alexandra Grant, text by actor Keanu Reeves, and in collaboration with mutual friend Janey Bergam, this facsimile artists’ book is about making the best of a bad situation. In the tradition of a classic “hurtin’ song”, Reeves’ text externalizes a melancholy internal monologue and subtly pokes fun at it. Grant’s images, delicately realised in sombre inky washes, reflect the dark and light, the pathos and humour of the text. Neither entirely earnest nor wholly ironic, Ode to Happiness is both a meditation and a gentle tease about how we cope with life’s sorrows.

  • Book design by Alexandra Grant,
    Keanu Reeves, Gerhard Steidl

  • 40 pages

  • 20 cm x 32.5 cm

  • Clothbound hardcover, housed in a slipcase

  • Steidl

     



    Author & Artist Talk: Ode To Happiness

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    Please join us to celebrate the release of Ode to Happiness, an artists book created by painter Alexandra Grant and actor Keanu Reeves, published by Gerhard Steidl. The artist and author will talk about their collaboration and the ideas of translation, melancholy, and friendship that inspired the book.http://www.experiencela.com/calendar/event/36061

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