In the Garden of My Dreams: The Art of Nathalie Lété (Hardcover)
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Nathalie Lété is the rare artist whose work is so distinctive and widely appealing that she has become a global brand, having garnered a cultlike following for her unique pop- and folk-art aesthetic. Lété’s iconic work has been immortalized by companies around the world that clamor for her products and seek her out for collaborations: Anthropologie has been selling her housewares for over a decade; she has designed textiles for Issey Miyake; her accessories are sold in high-end boutiques like Astier de Villate in Paris and Isetan, the trendiest department store in Tokyo.
Now, for the first time, Lété has curated over 200 of her best-loved paintings into a covetable magnum opus that will entice those who are discovering her for the first time as well as her legions of fans.
About the Author
Nathalie Lété was born in France to a German mother and a Chinese father. A prolific and versatile artist, she has been commissioned to create work for brands around the world, from fashion and design brands in Japan and China to ceramic companies in the Netherlands to furniture brands in England, France, New Zealand, and Australia. She has held independent exhibitions around the globe, and in 2015, a retrospective exhibition of her work was mounted at the Musée de la Piscine in Roubaix, France. She lives and works in Paris.
John Derian is an artist and designer who transforms printed images from the past, and in doing so transports the viewer to another world. He established John Derian Company Inc. in 1989, and his decoupage plates, platters, paperweights, coasters, and bowls are still entirely handmade in his studio in New York City, where he employs a small staff of artisans to assist with production. His designs are sold at upscale home stores, in catalogs, and at gift shops worldwide, and he has designed exclusive collections for Cisco Brothers, Astier de Villatte, Target, and more. His retail shops, studio, and homes have been featured in Vogue, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The World of Interiors, Elle Decor, and Vanity Fair, among others.
“Who needs Prozac if you have In the Garden of My Dreams? Lété’s bright, folk art–like paintings of animals, children, flowers, and much more are quite the antidote for the winter blues.”