The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and Other Stories
Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, and Andy Warhol all wrote fiction ? but there has never previously been a compilation of the prose of British artists. The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and Other Stories brings together seventeen of Britain?s leading contemporary artists in one collection. Moving, humorous and sometimes deeply macabre, these stories deal with dementia, mortality, mass murder and madness. A young woman derails a Virgin train, killing twenty people, as an experiment in conquering death; a boy fakes an accident to get the attention of the girl of his dreams; an alpine hiker advocates murder as an environmental clean-up solution; and time goes backwards as we witness the ?unlynching? of a paedophile by the local neighbourhood watch. Challenging and expanding notions of art and what artists do, The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B and Other Stories is a haunting exploration of the impulses that drive today?s artists.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 132 x 196 x 16mm | 270g
- 01 Oct 2007
- Profile Books Ltd
- Serpent's Tail
- London, United Kingdom
A thought-provoking insight into today's visual-arts scene? For those fascinated by the current wave of Y (and not so Y) BAs, this will provide an interesting, if wilfully elliptical insight into their inner worlds -- Vogue ?The Alpine Fantasy of Victor B has unnatural events and weird characters in abundance, sometimes amusing and often unsettling * but always scarily intriguing? Big Issue *
About Eileen Daly
Eileen Daly is a freelance book editor. She is a board member of New Contemporaries and is currently working on The Animate! Book, a book about art and animation to be published in 2006.