I'll Be Dead by the Time You Read This: The Existential Life of Animals

I'll Be Dead by the Time You Read This: The Existential Life of Animals

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by Romeo Alaeff
     
 

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"Each image winks at the cosmic joke of existence." -Antenna Magazine

If you've ever eavesdropped on people's conversations, had heart-to- hearts with friends or family, or even just paid attention to the thoughts bouncing around in your own head, you'll undoubtedly find that we humans have, well, issues. In a stroke of cruel genius,

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"Each image winks at the cosmic joke of existence." -Antenna Magazine

If you've ever eavesdropped on people's conversations, had heart-to- hearts with friends or family, or even just paid attention to the thoughts bouncing around in your own head, you'll undoubtedly find that we humans have, well, issues. In a stroke of cruel genius, internationally exhibited artist, Romeo Alaeff, asks: what if animals had as much emotional baggage as we do? Pairing gorgeously detailed drawings with overheard snippets from human conversation, I'll Be Dead by the Time You Read This collects the neurotic animals that have become an art world sensation.

Editorial Reviews

Oprah.com

"When Alaeff adds a line of dialogue to his stand-alone illustrations of a cat or jellyfish or ram, he creates something more resonant than a caption."

From the Publisher
"Every morning, next to my bathroom mirror, Romeo's anxious goldfish reminds me of the fullness of existence; for to be afraid of dying is not to lead a fearful life, but one so precious you don't want to lose it." — Christian Rattemeyer, Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art

"When Alaeff adds a line of dialogue to his stand-alone illustrations of a cat or jellyfish or ram, he creates something more resonant than a caption." — Oprah.com

"Romeo's little animals have more tragic-comic personality than any character on Reality TV, and certainly more profound!" — DB Burkeman, author of Stickers: Stuck-up Piece of Crap

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452297456
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Romeo Alaeff has produced work in a range of media, including photography, film, video, animation, music, web projects, and installations, and has exhibited in major galleries and museums internationally. He currently lives in New York.

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Anonymous 5 months ago
The sample has nothing interesing in it, and the author looks like this teacher who hates everybody