This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain’s world, funny, edgy and animated: a whole cat world.
The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain’s work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable, and collected worldwide. With a thoughtful introduction from award winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch, this biography contains 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork.
This book is jointly published by Chris Beetles Ltd and Canongate Books.