Michael Stipe: Even the birds gave pause


This book is not yet published, but will be available from May 2024.

ISBN: 9788862088145 Category:

Michael Stipe


Michael Stipe presenting a series of works-in-progress that continue an exploration of contemporary portraiture, instinct and abstraction.

Classical and conceptual forms create a cohesive whole from seemingly disparate elements, and build what is hopefully an inclusive and complete vision, in which the familiar and unfamiliar are given equal grounding. These works-in-progress include plaster, concrete, rotocast plastics, ceramics, bookmaking, and darkroom photographic printing. Process and the documentation of process becomes a part of the whole. All of this is done in the buildup to a one person exhibition at the Ica Milano Foundation, opening in December 2023 into 2024.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 33 cm
Publisher name Damiani Editore
Publication date 7 May 2024
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.4 x 33 cm
Weight 300 g


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As an undergraduate studio art major at the University of Georgia, Michael Stipe (born 1960) studied photography and painting before leaving school upon the formation of R.E.M., the band for which he served as frontman and singer/songwriter until its dissolution in 2011. The sensibility that he began to develop during his time as an art student transferred to the spectrum of his work for R.E.M., from art directing all graphic, video and stage design, to writing, composing and performance, and his iconoclastic personal style. Michael Stipe has published four monographs to date with Damiani: Volume 1 (2018), Our Interference Times: a visual record (2019), Michael Stipe (2021), Even the birds gave pause (2023).