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Kosta Alex

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The Greek-American artist Kosta Alex (1925-2005) initially trained in figure sculpture in Manhattan. In 1947 he moved to Paris, where he mingled with and exhibited alongside the avant-garde artists of his day. His interest in the flattening of forms led him to create his first series of decoupage-collages in about 1950. Like many other artists of the time, he was drawn to

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Merrell Holberton (first published April 1998)
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Jan 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing

I cannot praise this book enough. This is a book of Victor Hugo's drawings. It is written well and has a large format making the drawings easy to get into. Mostly washy sepias, these things are very lovely and quite advanced in terms of innovative techniques. Sometimes he would do a sort of initial aleatory splash of ink, find a realistic contour, and voila and weird seascape would emerge. there are little sea trolls, and grand houses made from his initials. He sort of had a weird thing for his
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