Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Book Review - Rasheed Araeen: To the West With Love

The book The Triumph of Icarus, is a compilation of essays based on the “Life and Arts of Rasheed Araeen.”
The book is an almost 200 page thick bundle of sagacious essays that attempt to become the “best mirror of the oeuvre and writings of one of the foremost avant-garde artists…”
Each insightful essay is escorted by equally gripping photographs of Araeen’s work. Most of the writers, (mostly artists, but also a few academics and critics) are based in UK like Araeen has been since the 1970s. Many of them have met, interviewed or heard Araeen lecture in person. Therefore, they come up with personal and perceptive insights into the artist’s work.

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