Publications

Adam Birtwistle

Admirable Twist
Charles Suamarez Smith and Nick Ross, 2008
Sewn paperback with dust jacket 32 pages
Publisher: Robert Travers Works of Art Ltd
ISBN: 1901192288
Dimensions: 22.2 x 29 x 0.6 cm
£25

This award-winning catalogue, with introductions by Charles Suamarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy and former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery, and broadcaster and journalist Nick Ross, presents Adam Birtwistle's series of  race-defying portraits of iconic individuals from Malcom X to Albert Einstein to Winston Churchill to Abraham Lincoln. Colour expectations are shockingly subverted in Birtwistle's series and Piano Nobile's fully-illustrated catalogue frames Birtwistle's witty colour swapping games.