Yana Peel co-founded the Outset Contemporary Art Fund in 2003 and is a patron of the Asia Art Archive. She lives in Hong Kong, China.
The modern artists whose work appears in the book and the frieze include Josef Albers, Patrick Caulfield, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Kazimir Malevich, Paul Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, and David Shrigley.
As a coffee table board book for young kids (apple juice table
board book?), this is a lovely presentation of 12 faces culled from
the work of diverse twentieth and twenty-first century
artists...The works are all interesting and well reproduced, one
per large square page, framed in white.
In a follow-up to the high-contrast ART FOR BABY (2009), this
wordless, oversized board book features colorful faces from
critically acclaimed visual artists.
--Kirkus Reviews (online) Use this book with elementary grade children ... for an art class on faces or self-portraits.
--School Library Journal Readers will be left thinking about the different ways faces can be represented, and the mirrored surface in the final page lets them add their own features to the mix.
--Publishers Weekly The book-making is excellent, and the art has been chosen with sensitivity to what babies will really want to look at.
--The Horn Book