The Exquisite Grotesque: An Aubrey Beardsley Retrospective

Aubrey Beardsley’s uniquely perverse drawings made him one of the most proficient illustrators of the late 18th century, and although his career was cut short by fatal illness, his work is still considered to be the artistic definition of his generation. This exhibition catalogue and postcard booklet for a hypothetical Aubrey Beardsley retrospective highlight some of his most notable illustrations, and reflect the equal importance of decadence and grotesqueness in his work.