Nancy Margulies’ Book Signing, Saturday, Feb. 25

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posted by Joanne Ehrich
Mon, February 20, 2012
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Please join us for the launch of a most unusual book: a faux museum catalogue by a fake curator about a non-existent art exhibit. If you like to laugh you’ll love this book!

Saturday, February 25, 2012   1:00 to 3:00 PM

Harbor Books
Princeton Harbor
270 Capistrano Road
El Granada, CA 94018
(650) 726-4241

The author of Klassic Koalas: The Koala Museum of Modern Art Catalogue, Mr. Francois D’Rigour, Chief Curator and Executive Chef of the Koala Museum of Art (COMA) will be at the opening in person. He is related to Montara resident, Nancy Margulies, although she disavows all knowledge of him.

Nancy Margulies created a book that is not what it appears to be.  This impressive museum catalogue represents and exhibit that never happened, in a non-existent museum, featuring actual famous works of art (all of whom Margulies modified). The book is a wonderful spoof on the real thing and the opening, planned for this spring on the coast, will be the real deal. Margulies, who presents herself as the curator of the show,  Francois D’Rigour, pictured here will appear in person and perform a brief art history lecture that will provide many more laughs than facts.

Step into the world of upscale, highbrow artistic expression. Mingle with the sophisticates as you delve into the deeper implications of the great masterpieces of the world. Stroll down the corridors of the world-famous Koala Museum of Modern Art (KOMA, pronounced “coma”), exploring its many galleries. First the East Wing, then West Wing, followed by the South Wing. Or just wing it. Better yet, read this book and save yourself all that walking. Commentaries appearing in this book were composed by our illustrious Chief Executive Curator, the same individual who brought the original exhibit to life by unearthing an unprecedented number of little-known great masterpieces, each with a common theme: the furry, friendly, mysterious koala.

Readers will be amazed to see all the famous works of art into which the iconic koala has insinuated itself. Never been able to figure out why the Mona Lisa smiles? Check out her companion in canvas and you’ll understand that enigmatic expression—it’s hard to keep a straight face when there’s a koala sidling up to you. Ever challenged friends to see what images you can find in an impressionist painting? It will be much more fun to interpret a Monet when there are koalas lurking in the leaves. Fail to see the point of modern art at all? Discover its new purpose as a playground for merry marsupials emerging from pattern and shadow, and learn to look at it in a new way.

This lighthearted look at some of the marsupial-pieces of modern art will bring a smile to the face of anyone who has had to endure a boring museum tour, and lighten the spirits of those who enjoy whimsy in artwork

The book is part of a series, Klassic Koalas, published by Half Moon Bay resident, Joanne Ehrich, of Koala Jo Publishing.

About the Publisher

Founded by Joanne Ehrich, Koala Jo Publishing (www.koalajo.com) contains titles as Klassic Koalas: Vegetarian Delights Too Cute to Eat, humorous animal-shaped recipes and, Klassic Koalas: Mr. Douglas’ Koalas and the Stars of Qantas, featuring koalas in outfits and poses paired with famed movie one-liners.  Books are available for the iPad, and soon as iPhone games, on www.koalajo.com.

Availability

Klassic Koalas: The Koala Museum of Modern Art Catalogue, by Nancy Margulies; Color; 58 pages, 8.5” x 8.5”; February 17, 2012; Retail: $14.99 ; ISBN-10: 1441410279; ISBN-13: 978-1441410276. Category: Art/Humor; Ages 7+, adults. Soft /hardcover and iPad versions are available online at www.koalajo.com. Books may be purchased in person at Harbor Books & Gallery, Princeton by the sea.

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