The Unmasking /L’Arrachement du masque (detail)
Christine The Rafters /Au-dessus des trappes
Gaston Leroux’s Gothic Tale of Horror & Romance Newly Imagined Through The Art of Anne Bachelier
The Persian (detail) 36 • Fine Art Magazine • Spring 2009
With a freshly created synopsis by CFM Gallery Director Neil Zukerman in French and English, Le Fantôme de l’Opera/ ´ The Phantom of the Opera is the quintessential Gothic tale. It recounts the love triangle between Christine Daaé, a beautiful innocent; Raoul, the future Count of Chagny; and Erik, the deformed, twisted “Phantom of the Opera” who inhabits the nether regions of the Opéra Garnier (The Paris Opera House). This book is the fourth major literary collaboration between Anne Bachelier and CFM Gallery, following such previous successes as Princess of Wax, Rose Daughter (A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast), and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Once again, Anne Bachelier’s beautifully vivid artwork illuminates a classic story as never before imagined.
The Phantom / Le Fantôme
Jammes Christine’s Angel of Music /L’Ange de la Musique par Christine, All images on these pages are Original Oil Illustrations from the book
Le Fantôme de l’Opera/ ´ The Phantom of the Opera is presented in four distinctive versions, as follows: Portfolio*, 17.5” x 13” , 104 pages, bound in matching fuchsia boards (contains a complete set of all the oil on paper illustrations and refusés); Folio*, 15” x 11”, 160 pages, unbound in matching fuchsia box; Deluxe, black leather edition, 15” x 11”, 160 pages, in fuchsia slip case; and Standard Edition, hard-bound in black silk with a pictorial dust jacket. Until May 16, 2009, the above volumes are available at special pre-publication pricing. There will also be “A Phantom’s Masked Ball” to be held in the foyer of the Paris Opera House at CFM Gallery, 112 Greene Street in New York City on Saturday, May 16th with tickets available on a first come-first serve basis. To view all the imagery and for further details about the book, visit www.cfmgallery.com or call CFM Gallery, 212-966-3864. CFM Gallery’s artistic vision offers a user-friendly presentation of figurative fine art paintings, sculptures and original graphics. Contemporary symbolism at its apex in the traditions of Bosch, the Italian Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, the Viennese and German Secession and the symbolist movements with an edge of surrealism. *available only with purchase of painting Fine Art Magazine • Spring 2009 • 37