The Art of Sherlock Holmes is the most interesting Sherlockian lore I have found so far. Though, I must admit that I am new to the Holmes world. However, this book is my favorite, as it combines my love of art with my growing love of Sherlock Holmes’ adventures.
- Title: The Art of Sherlock Holmes – USA Edition
- Conceived and Curated By: Phil Growick – Various Authors and Artists
- Publisher: MX Publishing on October 24, 2019
- Genre: Mystery
- Pages: 208
- Format: e-ARC
- Rating: 5/5
My Review of The Art of Sherlock Holmes – USA Edition 1
I have enjoyed the short stories. I love matching up the artwork to the words in each story. The variety of stories in this book leaves you satisfied and full of wonder. I loved each one of the stories, but I must say that my favorite of the stories is The Adventure of the Pharaoh’s Tablet. I honestly thought that Holmes had met his match, but that idea was absurd. Of course, Sherlock would find the truth.
As for the artwork, I loved that as well. Each piece of art is gorgeous and tells a beautiful story of its own. My favorite art piece is from the first story in the book, The Vampire of the Lyceum. The piece has a Picasso-esque quality that I find fascinating. I admit to being a bit biased, though, because Picasso is my favorite artist. All the pieces are amazing, and I will also confirm that I spent more time looking at the artwork and trying to find each little bit of the story in them.
I award The Art of Sherlock – USA Edition 5 out of 5 stars. Anyone with a love of Sherlock Holmes will fall in love with this collection of short stories.
Read on for more glimpses of the artwork. You can also find a link to the site where you can purchase art featured in the book for your collection. You won’t want to miss it.
The Art of Sherlock Holmes – Info
The Art of Sherlock Holmes-USA Edition 1 is truly unique. While there have been literally hundreds of Holmes pastiches written before our first volume, The Art of Sherlock Homes-West Palm Beach, there had never been a volume where Holmes short stories were interpreted by such accomplished artists.
In this first USA edition, thirteen world-class artists who live and create in the United States have each had a story assigned to them – specifically dependent on the particular talent of each artist. Whether the interpretations be from the forms of surrealist, contemporary, realist, digital, minimalist, symbolism, or an amalgam of various forms, each piece of art created is unique, hypnotic, mesmerizing and unforgettable. Each created specifically to express the essence of each incredible Holmes story.
The thirteen stories herein range from the impossibly baffling (except for Holmes) to the humorous, paranormal, or simply intellectually intricate. You’re presented with murder, theft, treason, betrayal, love, loss and greed. All the ingredients to make delicious Holmes meals of mystery. But please remember, art is in the eye of the beholder. So we hope you’ll appreciate each creation for what it is: an inimitable interpretation of a truly unique Holmes story.
For those of you who get lost in abstract art, our abstract artists have provided an explanation of what their art means in relation to the story they’ve interpreted.
The Art of Sherlock Holmes books are curated by Phil Growick, himself a renowned Holmes author.
Phil Growick ran one of the world’s leading executive search firms in the advertising industry. Phil’s network in the creative world is unparalleled which is perfect for artist acquisition. Now living in West Palm, Phil is heavily involved in the local art community and as a two-time Sherlock Holmes novelist came up with the concept of combining two of his passions – art and Holmes.
“You’re presented with murder, theft, treason, betrayal, love, loss and greed. All the ingredients to make a delicious Holmes meal of mystery: inimitable interpretations of truly unique Holmes stories.”
You can find Phil Growick here:
MX is the world’s largest Sherlock Holmes publisher. The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories is the world’s largest new Sherlock stories collection with twelve bestselling volumes in the last four years – with three more volumes due in May 2019. Over 100 authors have taken part in the anthology including NY Times best sellers Lee Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Lyndsay Faye and Bonnie MacBird.
The collection raises money for the Stepping Stones School ( a school for children with learning disabilities) at Undershaw, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home which carries the Estate’s Conan Doyle Seal. The collection has overwhelming support from leading Sherlockians worldwide. MX are in a perfect position to bring the best in Holmes fiction and the Sherlock fan base to the project.
MX’ other project is the Happy Life Children’s Home in Nairobi, Kenya. Twinned with Stepping Stones, Happy Life has saved the lives of over 600 abandoned babies in the last two decades. The project has expanded to include a school and paediatric hospital.
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The Art of Sherlock Holmes – USA 1
16. The Vampire of The Lyceum
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17. The Adventure of the Pharoh’s Tablet
18. The Adventure of The Missing Link
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19. The Case of the Cuneiform Suicide Note
20. The Adventure of The Gypsy Girl
21. The Adventure of The Inn On The Marsh
22. Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Tainted Cannister
23. The Mystery of The Scarab Earrings
24. The Adventure of Vittoria, The Circus Belle
25. The Woman Returns
26. Vigor The Hammersmith Wonder
27. The Ghost of Dorset House
28. Sherlock Holmes and A Brush With Death