Visual Arts

Preview: Nick Bantock works magic at the Museum of Outdoor Arts

Nick Bantock is charming and soft-spoken, hardly and at the same time every bit the superstar that he's become, all because of the unique little idea he had twenty years ago for a book that's also a collagist's romantic assemblage containing pull-out letters and postcards, all loaded neatly between two covers. That first volume of an ever unfolding saga, Griffin and Sabine, was published in 1991; expected to sell 10,000 copies, it ended up a runaway bestseller and kicked off a whole lineage of books filled with Bantock's magical imagery and storytelling.
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