About the publication
In 2007, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented The Air is on Fire, an exhibition portraying the multiple facets of David Lynch’s art. It was the first time that the artist exhibited such an extensive number of paintings, photographs, drawings, experimental films, and sound creations.
The book that accompanied the exhibition unveils David Lynch’s little known yet highly prolific artistic production, which started even before he became a director and has rarely been shown. It is a reference work that covers the artist’s different fields of creation: painting, photography, drawing, and motion pictures. His visual creations are aesthetic echoes of his films that offer a new look at his work and the opportunity to plunge deeper into his personal world. The book is accompanied by an interview with David Lynch (on CD), in which the artist provides a veritable commentary on his works.