Swimming with Dali

And Other Encounters with Artists

Edwin Mullins

Swimming with Dali

Edwin Mullins

Distributed for Unicorn Press Ltd

192 pages | illustrated throughout | 7 1/3 x 9 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781910787144 Published June 2016 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Through the 1960’s, ‘70’s, and ‘80’s, Edwin Mullins had a long career as the Sunday Telegraph art critic and cultural TV show presenter for both the BBC and ITV. In that time, he covered all of the largest, most important developments in art, both within the UK and throughout the world. That work brought him into contact with countless artists—essentially, any artist who mattered in the last half of the twentieth century. This slim, accessible volume is packed with Mullins’s accounts of his experiences with those artists, including Henry Moore, Bernard Leach, L. S. Lowry, Graham Sutherland, and many others. The result is a close-up portrait of art history in the making, seen by a perceptive, thoughtful, fiercely opinionated critic.
Contents
Preface
 
Henry Moore
Salvadore Dali
Oskar Kokoschka
Jacques Lipchitz
Bernard Leach
Lucie Rie
Barbara Hepworth
Mervyn Peake
L. S. Lowry
Graham Sutherland
L’Ultima Dogaressa
F. N. Souza
 
Brief Encounters
                Pablo Picasso
                John Piper
                Michael Ayrton
                Alberto Giacometti
                Victor Vasarely
 
Strange Encounters
                Jean Cocteu
                Francis Bacon
                Stephen Ward
                Robert Hainard
 
Index
Picture Credits
 
 
Review Quotes
Country Life
"A pleasure to read...Hugely enjoyable." 
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