David Lynch : Images

David Lynch


Edition : First / New York / Hyperion / 1994 / Hardcover. / VG+ / VG+
4to, 192pp. Boards in printed wraps. Black & White and Colour plates.

“Images shows the progression of Lynch’s avant-garde style of filmmaking – from his very first short films, to his status as the ultimate cult director with Eraserhead, to the commercial successes of The Elephant Man and Blue Velvet, and the creation of his television series Twin Peaks, which made it into – and forever altered – the mainstream. Here are many familiar scenes: the gasmasked Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet, the squalling baby from Eraserhead, Dune’s octopus-faced interstellar navigators, Nicholas Cage singing “Love Me Tender” to Laura Dern in Wild At Heart, and Kyle MacLachlan as FBI agent Dale Cooper. Much of the book, however, is composed of the images Lynch has kept to himself, and these are as fascinating and possibly more bizarre than any of his films. In addition to the stills from his movies, TV series, and theater work, are private, personal, never-before-seen paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, short works of fiction, and organic art. This is the artwork David creates for himself and his closest friends: photographs of his unusual obsessions from spark plugs and industrial wastelands to dental surgery and bald women, suburban snowmen, and biological artwork, such as “The Fish Kit.” Images is a lavish exploration of Lynch’s private world where his restless creativity knows no limits and where the perverse, disturbing, and erotic are the norm. It is an exclusive glimpse into the mind and inner life of a man many consider to be possessed by genius.”

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