Short Stories by Paolo Ventura. First edition (2016). First impression hardback in new condition. Signed by Paolo Ventura to title page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Short Stories
For his latest series, Short Stories, the theatricality remains, but the players are now assuredly life-size. Ventura himself has entered into the frame, and even made it a family affair, enlisting his twin brother and young son to pose alongside him (his wife also collaborated behind-the-scenes). The series was born of a rather banal incident, when a piece of the roof over Ventura's Tuscan studio fell in. "A light streamed through," he explains. "I put a glass over the hole, and decided to build a little theatre where the light shone." One weekend not long after, "My family [Ventura's wife, Kim, and son, Primo] and I began playing. I painted a backdrop, and we started acting out 'short stories' with old costumes and props that I'd collected over the years."