From Irish painter Genieve Figgis (born 1972) comes a book-object that is both exquisite and utilitarian, nostalgic and new. Wrapped in plush suede of deep violet, Something for Lovers compiles 34 of Figgis’ paintings into a compact coloring book. The works’ dreamlike aspect and romantic yet, at times, banal subject matter—Victorian landscapes, tender portraits and passionate embraces—makes for images begging creative reinterpretation.
Published by Karma to coincide with the opening of Figgis’ exhibition at New York’s Gallery Met, at the Metropolitan Opera, Something for Lovers lets you reimagine Figgis’ seductive paintings, inviting you to infuse each artwork with colors befitting your surroundings. All 34 paintings are reproduced in color in the back of the publication.