In 2015, Chrissie Hynde, the singer, songwriter and leader of The Pretenders, produced an oil painting of a ceramic vase. It proved to be the starting point for Chrissie Hynde’s first body of work, nearly 200 canvases in all. These paintings are now shared for the very first time in Chrissie Hynde's signed limited edition, Adding The Blue.
In Adding The Blue, Chrissie Hynde's first collection of paintings is presented chronologically, beginning with still life studies and culminating in vibrant abstract compositions. Working exclusively in oil on canvas, her art encompasses a wide variety of subjects, including figures, portraits of friends and family, self-portraits and landscapes. Adding The Blue is a vibrant book of oil paintings that are, in Brian Eno's words, "full of life, love and discovery". Narrated throughout with Chrissie Hynde's thoughts, anecdotes and reflections, over more than 200 pages Adding The Blue offers a brand new perspective on her life and art.
These gorgeous books are a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Each copy is numbered and signed by Chrissie Hynde, and includes a numbered, signed 8" x 11" print. The book is linen bound with hand-torn edges, and housed in a cloth bound clamshell box.
*Note: the print pictured here is framed. The print shipped to you will be unframed, and packaged in with the book.