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Living Things

$24

Holiday shipping deadlines: In order to receive the book by Christmas, orders in the U.S. must be placed on or before December 17. If you’re outside the U.S., orders must be placed on or before December 6. Orders placed after these dates will still ship, but are not guaranteed to arrive before the holiday.

Living Things is the debut book from German artist B.D. Graft, whose light, graphic style recalls Matisse’s cutouts mixed with Bauhaus-era design and Pop Art levity. In the 64-page softcover book, foliage and fruit play a central role, as does color. The book includes key works from Graft’s ongoing series of plants in vases — collages and paintings of gestural foliage emerging from boldly hued vessels — and emphasizes the artist’s playful side. For example, in an oil pastel titled “Pot Head,” a loosely rendered, fleshy figure has a big blue planter for a head. “Making art brightens up my day,” Graft explains, “and I’d like to pass that feeling on to the observer.” The book was made with FSC-certified paper sourced from responsibly managed forests (for every tree cut down, three trees are planted). In addition, for each book sold on this website, one tree is planted.

Book specs:
Designed by Affaire
Printed and bound in Barcelona
Softcover
64 pages
5.1 x 8.2 in.

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