The Manhattan Suite: An Abstract View of New York
by Philip James
Eighty panel paintings from Philip James Studio take locations of Manhattan to develop an abstract interpretation of New York. Vivid colour chords of ... Show synopsis Eighty panel paintings from Philip James Studio take locations of Manhattan to develop an abstract interpretation of New York. Vivid colour chords of lilac, red, lemon and black, are orchestrated in a dynamic texture range, evoking the energy and vivacity of the city. The book includes photographs and notes from the artist's visits made between 1976 and 1998. "I was very keyed up on my first trip to New York in May 1976, and determined to make all the contacts I'd imagined in dark old London. Indeed it was that easy to pick up a phone and to go-see the magazine editors and museum curators, and, with some persuasion, artists such as Andy Warhol in his Broadway office. Each visit there has yielded new discoveries and a rewarding experience of a great city, but more of the people who are so diverse, imaginative, and ready to play their particular part on its stage." - N.P.James, 03/04.