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A series of drawings kozy executed based on old photos she collected from junk shops around the world during our travels. The drawings were exhib… Read More
A series of drawings kozy executed based on old photos she collected from junk shops around the world during our travels. The drawings were exhibited over the course of a few years and collected into a hardcover book published by Magic Pony. Read Less
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The Unknown Portraits, a book published by Magic Pony. This publication documents a unique portraiture project spanning four years of our travels.
 
Originating from a found photo album unearthed in a Venice Beach thrift shop, kozy was inspired to create imagined personae extrapolating on the essence of these lost photographs. This clothbound hardcover is comprised solely of small, detailed graphite portraits, each piece captures the surreal humor and irreverence that has become a trademark of our work.
 
Illuminating select portraits are short stories inspired and imagined by a community of artist friends and writers including Pasha Malla, Mark “frosty” McNeill, Ryan Sands, Mariko Tamaki, Maggie MacDonald, Nick Flanagan and Porous Walker.
 
Book designed by Stephen Cober of Magic Pony.
 
SPECIFICATIONS
ISBN : 978-0-9783568-2-8
Art / Illustration. First printing.
Cloth w. Gold Debossed Type Hardcover.
8.5 x 8.5 inches. 150 pages. Over 100 illustrations.
Available now.
"There's a Party In My Pants" 2008
"Carving Up the Place For Our Own Profit" 2009
"Feeling Like Cinderella Again" 2009
"Ladies of the Lockes" 2009
"Grampy's New Wife" 2009
"Sometimes Life's Miracles Go Unnoticed" 2009
"And of the Rising Butts" 2009
"Ms. Peacock" 2009
"Preternatural Practitioner" 2009
"Matronly Physiognomy" 2009
"Patiently Waiting While the House Burns Down Around Her" 2006
 
"We're Gonna Party Like It's 2011" 2009
 
"Making Mother Proud" 2006
 
"The Mountain Man" 2006
"Senorita Senjukannon" 2006
"Wickett's Mistress" 2006
 
"The Right To Bear Arms" 2009
 
"Rare Specimens" 2006
Interior book cover
Book interior
Book Interior
Book Interior - some images have had stories written for them by various contributors.
Interior cover pattern design by Dan
 
During the opening and book launch for The Unknown Portraits at Narwhal Art Projects in Toronto, kozy drew portrait of anyone that bought the book in the opening "This Book Belongs To____" page. Such a hard worker for the great kozyndan fans!  See more of the portraits she drew HERE.
Line up to get their books signed at our opening for The Unknown Portraits
We drew a mirrored version of "Rare Specimens" on the wall of Narwhal Gallery for the exhibition, which opened October 2009
Part of The Unknown Portraits exhibition installation at Narwhal Art Projects in Toronto.