Griffin & Sabine and Beyond, Nick Bantock: A RetrospectiveSat Sep 18, 2010 Sat May 28, 2011
Location: Museum of Outdoor Arts' Indoor Gallery
Opening Reception: September 18, 2010 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Book signing from 4:00 - 5:00pm
Griffin & Sabine and Beyond Nick Bantock: A Retrospective
The exhibition will be the internationally popular artist’s first ever retrospective and his first show in the United States.
Bantock’s “Griffin & Sabine” trilogy essentially created a new literary genre by combining fine art, fiction, and 3-dimensional interactive books. Bantock’s books have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide in 12 international editions; and the titles lingered 100 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Bantock has designed everything from postage stamps to pop-up books to the recently published Penguin edition of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales.”
For the MOA exhibition, Bantock is creating 80 new paintings or drawings - many in large format. Approximately 70 pieces of original art from his “Griffin & Sabine” trilogy will be on exhibit as well. Bantock will transform MOA’s indoor galleries into various whimsical rooms such as “The Drawing Room” and “The Mail Room.”
Nick Bantock is scheduled to arrive in Denver for the installation beginning September 11th and will be available for interviews. On September 18th MOA will hold a book signing from 4 to 5 p.m., which will be followed by an artist reception from 5 to 9 p.m. The opening is free and open to the public. The Museum of Outdoor Arts is located on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110. For more information visit moaonline.org or call (303) 806-0444. The Museum of Outdoor Arts was founded in 1981 with the mission to make art part of everyday life.