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Unique gouache by the versatile Desmond Morris!
Desmond John Morris (1928) is an English zoologist, behavioral biologist, author and artist. Morris is known for many scientific publications, especially on human and animal behavior. While studying at the University of Birmingham, he began drawing organisms under the microscope. This resulted in bizarre, invented and irrational creatures, partly inspired by the work of surrealists Yves Tanguy and Joan Miró. These creatures still form the core of his visual language. His works have been included in various museum exhibitions on Surrealism.
This item is a beautiful drawing on green paper titled The Applicant , signed lower left and verso. The work is part of a limited edition of a retrospective catalog of his work, compiled by Silvano Levy ( Desmond Morris, Analytical catalog Raisonné, 1944-2000 ).
The catalog concerns 1 of the 5 'author's copies'. The catalog is signed by the author and artists in the colophon. Each copy of this special and limited edition comes with an original drawing by Desmond Morris.
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