The Icelandic artist Erró has long been a major figure of the international contemporary art scene. He is linked to surrealism, narrative figuration, and pop art, but his work cannot be said to belong to any one of these in particular. Erró is a free electron within the world of contemporary art.
Erró once said: ‘Painting is a private form of Utopia: the pleasure of being contradictory, the happiness in being alone against all, the joy of provocation.’
This book is both an appetizer and a souvenir of Erró’s work. The book is produced in cooperation with the Reykjavík Art Museum, the owner of the world’s largest Erró collection.
Text by: Danielle Kvaran (b. 1956), graduated from Aix-en-Provence University in classical studies. Danielle is the foremost Erró scholar and has published books on the artist and curated exhibitions of his work. Currently she is the curator of the Reykjavík Art Museum’s Erró collection.
© Art Editions Ltd.
Publisher: Gudrun Publishing
Artworks by Erró © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2011
Photos © Reykjavík Art Museum
Text © Danielle Kvaran
Project management: Bjorn Jonasson
Design: Helgi Hilmarsson
Text editor: Shauna Laurel Jones
Product dimensions: 13 x 13 x 1.2 cm
Hardcover: 88 pages