David Lynch Checks in at ITEM Paris
Filmmaker turned print-maker David Lynch features in our latest Postcard from Paris. – Artblog Editor

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David Lynch prints at ITEM Paris.
David Lynch prints at ITEM Paris.

It’s not Twin Peaks and no, that’s not a log, but the 2015 lithograph series by artist and film maker David Lynch are as inviting to the mysterious and absurd as anything that came out or disappeared into the Black Lodge.

“Plume of Desire,” a series of black and white lithographs drawn in Los Angeles and Paris but printed at ITEM in Paris, is something of a children’s book for very, very bad children. More than 30 pieces, each 60 x 60 cm, filled the ITEM’s gallery in Paris. These prints are dark, beautiful, and hilarious and typical of the creator of Eraserhead and Lost Highway.

Lynch offers seemingly endless views of crazy. Messy, smudgy drawings combine with dream-worthy texts–“the monkey wins a balloon of flies”–that compel the eye and the mind to unpack the puzzle. Some of my favorites (viewable on the ITEM site) are “Bug Angel Weeping,” and “James couldn’t believe the circus was in town” and “I have a wild chicken.” Indeed, he does! Through October 2016. ITEM itemeditions.com 51 rue du Montparnasse 75014 Paris.

 

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