The Complete Collection
- 25 pigment 28 x 16 inch prints
- 56 page book: The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible
- Archival Heritage® presentation box
- 2 pair of white, art-handling cotton gloves
The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible
is a series of extravagant mixed-media drawings done on the editorial pages of The New York Times. Since 2010, more than 200 original drawings have resulted from artist Lou Ferreri’s daily reading of the news and his daily commitment to the practice of drawing. These drawings elaborate on ordinary and extraordinary phenomena, preoccupations, anxieties, and observations regarding the details of everyday living.
From this body of work, Ferreri has created a limited edition of 25 archival pigment prints. Each set of prints from the series The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible is housed in an archival box, designed for this project by Talas of Brooklyn, New York. Each print is 28 inches by 16 inches. Enclosed with each boxed set is a 56-page book. Also called The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible, this art book matches each image with an essay by Ferreri on motivations, intentions, and working methods.
As an optimistic traveler, Ferreri follows a path of curiosity, beginning with a single drawn line. His influences derive from news stories, personal interactions, memory, history, dreams, and intuition. Wild and domestic animals, tropical plants, and theatrical people become narrative elements. He populates his drawings with common objects— tools, ropes, clothespins, musical instruments, fishing lures and bobbers. Travel, family affairs, and political currents all lend substance to the explorations found in The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible.