Kozyndan’s Unknown Portraits

Kozyndan’s new book of small but disturbing portraiture reveals just how skilled the duo are as illustrators

Detail from You Wish You Could Have This

Kozyndan’s new book of small but disturbing portraiture reveals just how skilled the duo are as illustrators…

Apparently taking inspiration from a photograph album found in a thrift store in California, artists Kozyndan (namely Dan and Koze Kitchens) created a series of small portraits of the contents, each beautifully rendered in fine pencil on paper.

Wickett’s Mistress

Collected in book form, the work is interspersed with some equally deft short stories by a host of talented writers.

Long Neck Sally

The portraits themselves are, in turn, surreal, grotesque, or just obviously set in the 1980s, but each exudes the dark humour that is usually to be found lurking within Kozyndan’s often deceptively cuddly work.

The Unknown Portraits by Kozyndan is published by Magic Pony; £25.

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