Invented People / Double Memory
Without preliminary sketching or planning, each painting evolves from random, expressive marks into figures simultaneously evoking movement and emotion. 49 original works in BERRY’s unique generative style.
Rick Berry is an award winning artist from the street. He left home at 17 and lucked-out in the Viet Nam draft lottery. He hitched from the Rockies to the East coast where his career successively moved into book covers, comics, film, theater, opera, and gallery work. Berry is credited with the first digital cover painting for a novel in the world; William Gibson’s Neuromancer, 1984.
His artistic works have been collected by other creatives such as: Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer, William Gibson, Stephen King, George R. R. Martin, Graham Norton, and Peter Straub. Rick Berry’s artistic contributions can be discovered at institutions worldwide including: the Museum of American Illustration, the Lucca Center for Contemporary Art in Italy, and both the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership and the University Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex.
DOUBLE MEMORY: ART AND COLLABORATION
The publication of this seminal art book first brought to public awareness the visionary art of Rick Berry and Phil Hale. Going well beyond the roles of illustrators, they are considered innovators and artistic pioneers.
Berry produced the first digital cover paintings for trade fiction in the world. Hale's superb brush work garnered him so much attention that by age eighteen he was a pro in demand. Since then, both artists have gained a long list of awards and publishing credits as well as the admiration of fellow artists and what is now a legion of fans. Their works reside in collections throughout the world.
NOTE: FOR A LIMITED TIME WE HAVE COPIES SIGNED BY RICK BERRY AND PHIL HALE