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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Viggo-Works!

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I speak for all of us at Viggo-Works when I say that we are so very inspired by the accomplishments these past three weeks by the Egyptian people. They and their persistent and tenacious and peaceful protests have won the day, and that the free peoples throughout the world celebrate with them and for them.

Carpe Diem

We hope that they stay the course and get the democracy they have worked so hard for and deserve.


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Final Piece by This Seller: Rare Signed Viggo Catalogue & CD on Auction!

Categories: Books & CD's
This is truly an extraordinary find. Take a look ...

You can bid on this item HERE at eBay. Definitely worth checking out.
This auction is for a truly rare exhibition book published by Viggo Mortensen for his exhibit "One Man's Meat" at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA in the Winter of 1999. The book is 6"x6" and contains images of Viggo's paintings from this show. It is from an extremely small edition--only 250 copies, each one signed and numbered. This one is numbered 188. One Man's Meat, 28 January to 8 March, 1999. Published by Viggo Mortensen for Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center.

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Iolanthe's Quotable Viggo

Categories: Quotable Viggo

When Viggo first shot into the limelight with The Fellowship of the Ring, much was made of his arriving at interviews barefoot, his idiosyncrasy, stories of his disappearing into the wild on days off, his energy, his crazy humour and the profound effect he had on cast and crew. I don't think the journalists had ever come across anyone like him. Of course there is no one like him because, in a world where many pretend to be what they are not, Viggo is never anybody but himself.

Mortensen definitely marches to the beat of his own drum.

Could Viggo Mortensen Be The Perfect Man?
By Nathan Cooper & Mike Glynn
23 December 2003

Barefoot, carrying a coffee plunger of water and sporting a United Nations badge on his jacket, Hollywood star Viggo Mortensen wandered into his own press conference as though he were planning to sit on the back lawn.

A Barefoot Viggo Lords It Over The Fans
By James Gardiner
29 November 2003
Source: New Zealand Herald

"He's being true to himself. And people here are not really used to that or comfortable with that."

Diane Lane on Viggo and Hollywood
Finding Viggo
by Alex Kuczynski
Vanity Fair magazine
January 2004

What some might see as LOTR affectation - such as rocking up to interviews barefoot - is actually the real deal. "No, I'm not doing a hobbit thing or a Peter Jackson thing," he told a reporter who queried his lack of footwear. "I'm doing a Viggo Mortensen thing."

The King and I
by Julie Hosking
Sunday Telegraph, 2003

'He'll show up at your door barefoot. It's real with him - it's not an affectation. He is very much of the earth. He's relaxed and in the moment and he brings real emotions to the table. He's very human with great artistic sensibilities.'

Dennis Hopper
Super Natural
by Anna David
Daily Telegraph 2002

All great artists reveal themselves more in their work than in interviews. Every time Viggo's in front of the camera or picks up a pen or a canvas or a camera, he's opening the door to his heart. This is where he's telling you the secrets of his life . . . Viggo cannot strike a fake note. I say with absolute experience that if he doesn't believe it, he won't do it.

Philip Ridley, Director
The Reflecting Skin and The Passion of Darkly Noon
The Telegraph

"He's circumspect around people," says director Tony Goldwyn (A Walk on the Moon). "He has high standards, so he's not Mr. Friendly to everybody. But I think he just tries to be careful, because once he opens up, there's none of the artifice or barriers you find with most people."

Viggo Trip
by Liane Bonin
Flaunt magazine #39, 2002

"I think he has a quality of self-knowing that challenges everyone that he meets - perhaps unwittingly. But the electrical charge of that challenge of 'How well do you know yourself? Cause I know myself real well.' You know, that's kind of the unspoken Viggo experience. He's also fascinated by other people. And when you combine those elements, it's very charismatic. It can definitely be interpreted as sexy."

Diane Lane
The Hero Returns
By Tom Roston
Premiere 2003

"...I think that having the courage to be oneself is the most difficult thing in the world. The most essential and also the most magnificent."

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen, Charming Free-spirit
by Manon Chevalier
ELLE Quebec
Translated for V-W by Chrissiejane
December 2008

'...the legend of Perceval involves, in part - I'm sure you know about this - the notion of choosing and making your own way. A group of knights comes to the edge of a forest and each one makes his individual path. They consciously choose not to take a path that's already there, but instead create their own. Symbolically, that was the idea behind the press, and that is what we have tried to do with each book.'

Viggo talking about Perceval Press
The Man Who Would be King
By Scott Thill
24 October 2003

He is the lonely cavalier of the cinema. ...He survives everything serenely, whatever might happen in his career, he remains the same person - an idealist, but not a naive one - he has just perfected the art of doing his own thing.

Nobody Is Perfect
By Paola Jaccobi - translated by Ewa
Vanity Fair (Italy)
14 January 2009

"I am what I am and there is nothing I can do. But I have never changed a bit of myself because of my work or, worse, because of the success I have reached."

A Latin Man Comes From The North
By Riccardo Romani - translated by Cindalea
GQ (Italy), May 2007

What is your biggest fear?

Not being honest with myself and not getting the most out of life. This is one of the reasons I stay very active, always doing things that interest me in the field of art, by editing books, writing, drawing, painting, photography...

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen Interview: "This film has made me feel closer to my father"
By Laura Sacksville - translated by Ollie, Rio and Sage
13 February 2010

As always, you will find all previous Quotables here in our Webpages :D.

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