USE MUSIC TO KILL is a collection of over two hundred paintings, photographs, drawings and collages in Phil's distinctive style, from a career that has spanned fine art, portraiture, illustration, fashion photography, film and music.
"This book has been a very long time coming, pushing its way through, among other things, five months of Covid-19 and the Chinese State Censors. But I am so happy with it. Grant gave me enormous leeway regarding content, format and design, and one of the benefits is that this is a fantastically dense, layered, comprehensive package. I hope that it not only pleases but also surprises." Phil Hale, September 2020
INSIDE THE BOOK:
PAINTINGS - from Phil's solo shows in London, Tokyo and New York
DRAWINGS - including new robot designs for Johnny Badhair gaming project
PHOTOGRAPHY - Phil's distinctive black and white cut-ups commissioned for fashion shoots featuring Lily Cole and Magnus Carlsen for a G-Star global campaign, Peaky Blinders star Paul Anderson and other projects including work for Dazed & Confused, and Another Man Magazine.
FILM - behind the scenes creature design shots for Phil's short film project Ziggurat
TEXT - foreword by science fiction writer Michael Moorcock, conversations with the artist and award winning short story writer Adam Marek and artist & illustrator Ashley Wood. Essay on the nature of violence in art by Dr Michiko Oki and commentary by Texas-based musician Bob Schneider.
Condition & Attributes
Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket
With a tipped-in plate signed by the artist
Donald M. Grant
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