Last weekend I had the pleasure of accompanying a wonderful guy to a party celebrating the opening of an exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum. Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons is a gorgeous feast for the eyes. Filmmaker Philip Haas created five film installations inspired by works in the Kimbell's permanent collection. Each is beautiful and intriguing. I highly recommend going to check it out if you are anywhere near the vicinity of the Kimbell!
A day or two beforehand, however, I received (from aforementioned wonderful guy) two treasures relating to the exhibit. If you know me, you know that I love art, and I love books. These were the best of both worlds: 2 books, inscribed to yours truly, about art! Swoon! Here is a photo I took of the catalogue's title page, signed by Philip Haas (the artist), A.S. Byatt (author of the catalogue), and Malcolm Warner (Deputy Director of the Kimbell)!
The other book (also signed by the author) is A.S. Byatt's The Matisse Stories. I was flabbergasted. So sweet! So thoughtful! So awesome! Comment with an amazing, unexpected gift you've received!!!