Year of Publication: 2009
Description: Elizabeth Peyton is one of the most outstanding artists of her generation, known for her intimate portraits of youthful, romantic individuals ranging from friends to historical figures and celebrities. Peyton’s first solo exhibition in Ireland 'Reading and Writing' (Spring 2009) explored the very nature of existence through an intimate presentation of paintings, drawings, and prints. The works are all bound by their varying and ties to literature. The book contains the artist’s selection of texts, poems and songs that have inspired her art including Shakespeare, Bob Dylan, Oscar Wilde, Gustave Flaubert and François Truffaut.