Sargy Mann: Probably the Best Blind Painter in Peckham
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: SP Books; 1st edition edition (13 May 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0955898005
- ISBN-13: 978-0955898006
- Product Dimensions: 27 x 22.8 x 2.6 cm
This book is based around twenty seven paintings chosen by the Sargy Mann to represent different periods in his life as a painter. The first is from 1963 and the most recent is from 2007. The text is a 45,000 word piece by Sargy Mann. Each chapter takes one of the twenty seven paintings as its starting point, but the text as a whole builds to tell the story of how he has continued to paint about the world as he sees and experiences it, while his sight has deteriorated to the point of total blindness.
Each of the twenty seven paintings has been photographed by Peter Mann where they are hanging today. Throughout the book we are moving back and fourth between the artist at home or at work in his studio and photographs of his work hanging in different peoples houses around the world, or in one case wrapped up in storage.