Clown Paintings

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Clown Paintings

by Diane Keaton

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The world needs its clowns. It''s the clowns of society who make us laugh—sometimes—and who help us view our lives with greater clarity and perspective. Bigger than life, with their exaggerated features and makeup, dressed in their gaudily mismatched and hilariously oversized outfits, clowns refuse to be overlooked. And yet, the portrait of the clown has been all but ignored. Trained to respond respectfully to serious portraiture, we try to read meaning into their big mouths, prosthetic noses, and unruly tufts of hair. Ultimately, the paintings are mysteries: what did amateur artists, who lavished so much time on these iconic images, hope to capture and accomplish?

Clown Paintings is a twisty little illustrated book that showcases 65 outrageous and compelling clown portraits, painted by amateurs and selected by actor-director Diane Keaton. By turns hilarious and heartfelt, joyful and mortifying, these artworks were collected over the years by Keaton, who found herself as mesmerized by their mute eloquence as she was by their bad taste. It''s easy to see what drew Keaton to them. They embody contradiction; they''re fabulous and horrible, hysterical and dignified, generic yet absolutely specific. And above all—in the grand clown tradition—way out there. The clowns, from whom we expect mischievous, out-of-control behavior, are painted as solemn and decorous subjects to contemplate. Instead of distracting us with brooms, squawking horns, rubber mallets, and slapstick humor, we get the chance to look at them carefully—and to consider how they not only make us laugh, but how they allow us to look more closely at ourselves. And to contemplate the abyss.

PLUS! Clown Paintings includes commentary and observations from America''s to comedians and clowns: Woody Allen, Carrol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Idle, Lida Kudrow, Jay Leno, Jerry Lewis, Penny Marshall, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Ben Stiller, Dick Van Dyke, Robin Williams, and more!

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Clown Paintings

by Diane Keaton

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Clown Paintings

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Very good condition lightly read hardback book with dustjacket, very clean no highlighting, underlining or notes.

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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1576871487. Color illustrations throughout. First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Bound in pictorial boards; contents clean and binding sound; dust jacket is crisp with only very slight shelfwear; this copy has been boldly inscribed to Jim Long, a fine art photographer, painter, and video artists whose works have been exhibited and published internationally, from Keaton: ¿Jim! It's not exactly beautiful like your work. But is is representative of my circus existence. Diane Keaton. ¿ Long met Keaton through a mutual friend, Mary Sue Milliken, celebrity chef and restauranteur and her husband Josh Schweitzer, well known LA architect. While most known for her distinguished acting career, Keaton is a published photographer as well as a noted editor/curator of photography. In a 2007 review in New York Review of Books, Larry McMurtry comments on Keaton's uncanny eye as a curator of old and/or overlooked collections of photography. In 2008 she was recognized by the International Center of Photography with the ICP Trustees Award, noting that ¿[Keaton] has long pursued her interest in the photographic medium. Several collections of her own photographs have been published, and she has edited or co-edited multiple collections of vintage work, commonly focusing on photographers who are forgotten or ignored. The latter include Still Life (1983), Mr. Salesman (1993), Local News (1999), and her forthcoming collection of images from Fort Worth, Texas, Bill Wood's Business, to be published in conjunction with the ICP exhibition of the same name in May 2008. ¿ This ICP recognition is no small achievement. Her monograph, Reservations, is a surprising collection of images of hotel lobbies resonating with melancholy which seem to be, in the words of McMurtry, ¿variations on the nature of emptiness. ¿ This is a nice association from one photographer to another. Signed and inscribed by Keaton. Quarto.

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