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Ghosts of Gone Birds

Ghosts of Gone Birds

Chris Aldhous

Resurrecting Lost Species Through Art.

It is rare that the birding and art worlds come together. It is even rarer that they bring in some of the greatest artists in the world, along with musicians such as Doves, Gorillaz and Blur.

This phenomenon is called Ghosts of Gone Birds.The brief - given to 120 artists - was to produce a piece of work based loosely on one or more extinct birds, with proceeds from sales going to BirdLife International. The results exceeded the curator's wildest dreams - the exhibition in London was a sensation, with the people involved representing a who's who of British art - Sir Peter Blake, Ben Newman, Ralph Steadman, Billy Childlish - along with renowned bird artists such as Bruce Pearson and Carry Akroyd.

Bloomsbury is delighted to be publishing this book about the event. Featuring art from the event along with text by the artists themselves, it is glossy, colourful and rich - a fitting testament to the exhibition and to the birds whose demise inspired it. 256 pages.

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