An exciting insight into the workings of artists and museums, Making a Great Exhibition is a colorful and playful introduction geared to children ages 3 to 7.
How does an artist make a sculpture or a painting? What tools do they use? What happens to the artwork next? This fun, inside look at the life of an artwork shows the journey of two artists’ work from studio to exhibition. Stopping along the way we meet colorful characters-curators, photographers, shippers, museum visitors, and more!
Both illustrator and author were raised in the art world, spending their time in studios, doing homework in museum offices, and going to special openings. They have teamed up to share their experiences and love for this often mysterious world to a young audience. London-based illustrator Rose Blake is best known for her work in A History of Pictures for Children, by David Hockney and Martin Gayford, which has been a worldwide success. Author Doro Globus brings her love for the arts and kids together with this fun journey.
Doro Globus is the managing director of David Zwirner Books and has worked in arts publishing for fifteen years. She has edited a wide variety of books from Michael Bracewell: The Space Between (2012) to About Bridget Riley: Selected Writings 1999-2016 (2017) and has written on Dawn Ades, Bridget Riley, Fred Wilson, and others.
Rose Blake is an illustrator and artist making drawings and pictures from a railway arch by a canal in London. Her book A History of Pictures for Children: From Cave Paintings to Computer Drawings (2018), written by David Hockney and Martin Gayford, won the New Horizons award at the 2019 Bologna Children's Book Fair. Her newest project, Meet the Artist: Andy Warhol, will be published alongside Warhol's retrospective at Tate Modern, London, in 2020. She won the D&AD New Blood award in 2009. She has worked with a wide range of clients including The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, BBC, Google, Soho House, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Transport for London, and Disney. She is currently illustrating her ninth children's book.