The Union of Hope and Sadness: The Art of Gail Potocki

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THE UNION OF HOPE AND SADNESS: THE ART OF GAIL POTOCKI is a lavish hardcover full of emotionally charged portraits depicting the internationally exhibited artist s subconscious explorations and environmental concerns as physical characters. Full color throughout, with an in-depth exploration of the artwork by Symbolist art historian Thomas Negovan. Also includes essays from Richard Metzger, the host of BBC's Disinformation: the Series, neuroscientist Marina Korsakova-Kreyn, and an introduction by Jim Rose of the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow.

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About the author: Thomas Negovan Since 1999 Thomas Negovan has been curating museum level collections of Art Nouveau and Symbolist art and artifacts as co-founder of Century Guild. As one of the first collectors of the artwork of Gail Potocki, Thomas has applied his understanding of the history of Symbolism to provide a unique insight into the development of her career. He also lectures on the topics of Symbolism and the Berlin Cabaret era. About the artist: Gail Potocki Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1961, Gail Potocki learned to paint in the manner of the Old Masters and has applied her skills to creating contemporary Symbolist imagery. Her artwork has won top honors in several international exhibitions devoted to Symbolism and Surrealism, sharing wall space with artworks by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, H. R. Giger, and Salvador Dali, and has been featured on numerous television programs and in a variety of periodicals, including The Sentimentalist and Juxtapoz Art & Culture magazines.

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Brilliant occult portraits from the Symbolist underworld of the 21st Century. More than just paintings, Gail Potocki conducts seances on canvas... ---Grant Morrison, visionary author, psychic revolutionary, and one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Creative People in America

A really fantastic artist... It's refreshing to see a modern painter that has a classic, romantic touch and the skills to add a fresh facet of expression to the new period of Realism. ---Robert Williams, legendary controversial painter and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine.

Gail Potocki's work offers beauty to a world that desperately needs it. With the publication of this book, a truly world class talent's rare gift is now available for everyone to appreciate. ---Richard Metzger, co-founder of The Disinformation Company Ltd., pop culture guru and host of the award-winning BBC television program Disinformation: The Series

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