The Art of Michael Parkes II will feature the artist’s new works, including drawings, paintings, and sculptures, and showcases many of Parkes’ well-known pieces. Parkes’ art is internationally acclaimed as the best of the “imaginary realism” or “magical realism” art genre. Art historian John Russell Taylor’s introduction explains Parkes’ mastery and place in art history. The indexed collection in this new book shows the beginning of Parkes’ career until the present, illuminating Parkes’ artistic development in painting, sculpture, drawing, and stone lithography. Over 65 new or unpublished images are included with many photographs of Parkes at work in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and India.
Two completely new sections have been added. The new sculpture section shows more sculpture than any previous Parkes book. Close-up photographs of the bronzes enable us to see their beauty with incredible detail. The new drawing section includes older drawings never seen before and recent drawings through 2008.