“Alice” / “Black and white” – Trevor Brown (Books)
Trevor Brown, the champ – and only representative – of the “sick little girls” art (a genre invented by him) lashes his delirious ravings through the naturally not exactly single-coloured world of the classic “Alice in Wonderland.” As was expected, we are led through a brightly coloured, sugar-sweet dream world that is at the same time surprising and shocking – surprising because he injects a very special style into the subject that was interpreted admittedly quite often already. The specious beauty of Trevor’s fantastic art, behind which nothing else is lurking but fatal disease, fits the atmosphere of this story quite perfect. And it is shocking because this book once again clearly points out what the “Alice” story really is about… right! Completely new, though, is the Old School b&w hammer “Black & White.” Because of the cryptic age of most of his works, his style here is considerably more extreme than today, both with regard to drawing style and to motives. Some explicit things, some collagesque things, everything very “rare,” and what is most “rare” (according to the press information) is the photo of the champ on the cover! Doesn’t anybody know how the dude looks like? Well I saw him even yesterday at the ALDI cash point in Tokyo, buying beer. German beer he drinks. Up to everything, that dude!
Alice: Hardcover, 80 pages, 19 x 28 cm, color, english, 38,00 Euro
Black & White: Hardcover · 112 pages · 16x24cm · b/w, english, 25,00 Euro