Coppola was commissioned by legendary Penguin art director Germano Facettiand under his guidance was inspired to createa series of ground breaking covers.
A Perry Mason novel written by Erle Stanley Gardner in 1949, reprinted in 1966 by Penguin, gets the same modernist approach as Coppola’s covers for literary novels. The democratising effect of abstracting pulp imagery elevates a pulp-fiction novel, just as it makes the high-brow more accessible.
The original painting art board is approximately 27 cm wide x 40 cm tall.
The Case of the Curious Bride - Gianluigi Coppola, Giclée Print
Limited Edition Prints
Professional high-resolution scan, colour adjusted to closely represent original artwork. Giclée print on 100% Cotton Rag ‘Hahnemühle’ 308gsm Fine Art Paper, using archival pigmented inks.
A Perry Mason novel written by Erle Stanley Gardner in 1943 and made into a film in 1935. Coppola applies his modernist approach to the pulp novel and, inspired by legendary art director Germano Facetti, elevates it to sit easily alongside Penguin’s classic literary fiction. The montage of jarring, mismatched imagery, creates an uneasy composition which has much in common with fine-art abstraction.