Great artists don’t confine their brilliance to a canvas — their skills also fill their letters, a new book shows.
“More Than Words,” published this month, presents a colorful collection of more than 90 illustrated cards, letters and notes from influential artists.
“Illustrated letters are inspired communications,” author Liza Kirwin writes. She hopes the book will “serve as a reminder that a material treasure is all but disappearing from our culture.”
All the correspondence was culled from Smithsonian Institution archives.
Included: a love letter from Frida Kahlo decorated with lipstick kisses and a handwritten letter from Andy Warhol filled with doodles and deadpan humor.
Each letter is as unique and vibrant as the artist’s well-known works, the Huffington Post reported this month.