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News: Disparate Beasts by Basil King

A year ago today:   Disparate Beasts: Basil King’s Beastiary, Part 2 was published in the midst of the year Covid-19 stole

It was announced by the publisher, Marsh Hawk Press, and followed by a wonderful review in Don Yorty’s blog, with a video of Basil reading a few selections.Take a look and buy a book! (Or ask mheditor for a review copy!)

Basil King reads from Disparate Beasts

 

ISBN: 9780996991179 (pbk.)   Price: $18.95   Publication Date: May 22, 2020

Advance Praise

“It helps to have had one’s hands covered with paint. Someone, after a long life, is standing at the door of some facet of wisdom.” –Nathaniel Tarn

“[From the} perspective of someone who has been trained not just to look but to see, and to not miss anything in his field of vision.” —Ammiel Alcalay

“King dissects a variety of paintings principally from the modern movements of nineteenth and twentieth century painting…. He moves through their lives as a demanding Vasari, with whom we test our own visual experience.”  —Roy Skodnick

For further information email: mheditor@marshhawkpress.org

 

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Tom Fink and Basil King on Learning to DRAW

Tom Fink had a long conversation with Baz about his book, Learning to Draw, which can be found on Tom Beckett’s excellent blog, ASK/TELL.

Learning to Draw – cover – art by Basil King; design, Rebsie Fairholm

Available on line or inquire at Skylight.

In the meantime, Daniel Staniforth’s blog for Skylight Press generously commented on a previous King book, 77 Beastss: Basil King’s Beastiary,  from Marsh Hawk Press, with these comments.

77 Beasts …is a unique testament by a brilliant visual artist to his relationships — sometimes personal, sometimes intellectual, always artistic, most of the time all three — with our greatest artists whose works he has contemplated and communed with as both draughtsman and painter, and for the last number of years as writer and poet. King’s monumental book is a work that is both art criticism and autobiography, together synthesized into graceful, piercing and gorgeously ephemeral meditations on how art and life are one. King has been known to be a poetic artist. In this book he is a marvelously artistic poet.

77 Beasts – cover art, Basil King; design, Mark Melnick

 

Also available online or contact Marsh Hawk Press for information