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Sit!: The Dog Portraits of Thierry Poncelet

Poncelet, Thierry; McCall, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 1563053802 / ISBN 13: 9781563053801
Published by Workman Publishing Company, 1993
Used Condition: Collectible: Like New Hardcover
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Title: Sit!: The Dog Portraits of Thierry Poncelet

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Like New

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Text by Bruce McCall. "Exceptional book . . . the best of humor . . . refreshing. Delightful!" is how George Booth describes Sit! in The New York Times Book Review. Working in the dog-as-person-as-art vein of William Wegman (but at the other end of the spectrum), Theirry Poncelet combs flea markets and antique shops for ancestral portraits; restores them brush-stroke by brush-stroke; and then seamlessly paints in a dog's head over the subject's. The resulting tour de force is a fantasy that looks uncaninely real. Selection of the Book-of-the Month Club.

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Thierry Poncelet is a Belgian-born artist and paintings conservator whose dog portraits have earned him international acclaim. His work is exhibited in Paris, London New York, Vienna, and Brussels.

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