Egon Schiele: His Life and Death HC (2017 Firefly Books) comic books
1st printing. Story and art by Xavier Coste. Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was a painter known for full-frontal portraits of naked women (and on many occasions, himself). They were stark and disturbing. He painted his subjects in gaunt, twisting and unnatural poses. Their voyeuristic tone and blatant eroticism outraged society, landing him in prison for 24 days. The book focuses on the artist's creative years, the development of his talent, his relationships with other artists, including Gustav Klimt, the women in his life, and his obsession with making provocative art. Egon Schiele is a seductive and intimate portrait of an artistic genius who was both lauded and condemned for his brilliance. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 72 pages, full color. Cover price $19.95.