New Book On Chiswick Artist Bob Osborne

essays explore the artist's use of a variety of mediums, including driftwood


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Chiswick-based artist Bob Osborne's book, ‘Constructions and Collages’ has now been published.

Written by renowned art critic Peter Davies, it is a hardback featuring essays on Osborne's work in Cornwall and London with accompanying colour images and a foreword by Picasso's famous model and artist Sylvette David.

Peter Davies explores Osborne's interest in Surrealism and his use of driftwood, fairground materials and found objects in his boxed sculptures and paintings and details his creative collabarations and friendships with Sandra Blow RA, the avant garde Tachist painter Denis Bowen and legendary street artist Jef Aerosol. 

The book has a foreword by Picasso's famous model and muse Sylvette David .

There is also a colourful chapter by the artist himself about his gipsy ancestors and the influences of growing up in the bohemian atmosphere of  Portobello Road in the 1960's.

The front cover depicts a blue plaque made by Chiswick ceramicist Carrie Reichard which is on the front of Bob Osborne's house and studio.

'Constructions and Collages' is available locally from The Old Cinema and Fosters Bookshop, through Amazon and directly from the artist. The retail price is £15.

September 13, 2012

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