‘The pictures, which are uncluttered, light, expressive and full of movement, match the poignancy of the text.’ The Times
‘Gorgeous watercolours illustrated this affectionate story. A perfect picture book.’ The Good Book Guide
Guess How Much I Love You is a phenomenon, and has proved to be one of the best-selling illustrated pictures books of all time with over 28 million copies sold in 53 languages during the past 20 years.
Illustrationcupboard Gallery is honoured to be hosting the 20 year anniversary exhibition with illustrator Anita Jeram and author Sam McBratney. This exhibition offers an unrivalled opportunity for visitors, enthusiasts and collectors to view and acquire pieces from a unique archive of over 90 related works - never seen before. This is not to be missed! Amongst a variety of original artwork by Anita is a very rare selection of original full-colour working illustrations produced for the original book. These original watercolours have never been exhibited before and are offered for sale providing collectors and enthusiasts an unparallel chance to buy Anita’s work for this iconic picture book.
Anita is keen for visitors to realise that this collection of very special 'Guess' artwork is the very last artwork she has available in her archive for distribution. Apart from a few select pieces for herself the remainder of the published artwork is ear-marked for donation to a museum in the future. As such no more work is likely to be released for sale.
Alongside there will be associated merchandising artwork and even some of Anita's rare and beautiful personal character-study embroideries. With a selection of books on sale, including the new 20th Anniversary slipcase edition signed by Anita, this exhibition is sure to be the most exciting event of the summer vacations!
Online preview available from 1 August 2015
5 August - 5 September 2015
22 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AL