Painter Nicola Tyson writes letters to dead artists (all men) in this limited edition book published by Petzel Gallery and Sadie Coles HQ. The letters, printed in classic typewriter font, are each paired with color photographs of Tyson next to self-portraits of the artists she writes, including Manet, Picasso, and Bacon. The idea for the book comes from Tyson’s first letter to an unknowing recipient, “Dear Man on the Street”, wherein she wittily chastises a street heckler.
Text by Nicola Tyson
Published by Sadie Coles HQ, London and Petzel Gallery, New York
© 2015 Nicola Tyson, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Petzel Gallery, New York