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Art or War, by Viktor Mitic

By Tightrope Books | February 15th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Art or War, by Viktor MiticArt or War consists of many famous works and art featuring portraits of celebrities and iconic religious figures outlined in bullet holes. Viktor Mitic was shocked by recent incidences of defacement of sacred workds such as the destruction of the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Talinan and decided to use the destructive power of the gun to instead create art and to counter the destruction normally caused by the tool.

“Although the process is very loud, there is a sense of peace after the smoke is gone.” – Viktor Mitic

Viktor Mitic’s paintings shimmer and move. They look back at you. They hunt you down…

Eleven of the paintings presented in Art or War are accompanied by prose or poetry by a distinguished Canadian author: Erika Ritter, George Elliott Clarke, George Fetherling, Katherine Govier, Catherine Bush, Susan Musgrave, Gary Michael Dault, Barry Dempster, Jim Nason, and Goran Simic. These writers’ creative responses provide an illuminating counterpoint to Mitic’s inspiring and challenging work.

To find out more about Viktor Mitic’s Art or War please go to the Tightrope Books catalogue.

George Featherling and His Work, edited by Linda Rogers

By Tightrope Books | February 1st, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

George Fetherling, edited by Linda RogersGeorge Fetherling the poet, novelist and cultural commentator who has been titled as a ‘legendary’ figure in Canadian writing from The Toronto Star is a must for all Canadian readers.

For those who already know Fetherling’s writing in a variety of genres will love this compellation as critics, academics and fellow poets from across the country discuss the various aspects of his life and ideas.

George Featherling and His Work, edited by Linda Rogers, is filled with new insight from this retrospective collection is also a great a informal introduction for those new to this legends work. Visit our catalogue to learn more about Ed. Linda Rogers’ work on this iconic writer.