Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A visit to Printed Matter in 1992 (Artist's Book Series XIX)

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In March 1992 I had to chance to visit Printed Matter in person. It was a bit overwhelming, so I made only a few small purchases. 

The highlights were the smallest items, two little works by Rosemary Cowan; tiny complex works with immaculate paper skills. 

The other items included Jacques Benoit's Seeds of Change and Dana Henry's A Portfolio of Vanishing Species.




Jacques Benoit
Seeds of Images / Graines d'Images (1992)
Montigny-sur-Loing, France, Self-Published
French/English text with illustrations; single large sheet attached to printed
folder/cover
Cost: $2.00 | x6556c

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Rosemary S.Cowan
Eto: A Miniature Book: “He was a bold man who first ate an oyster” (1991)
Albuquerque, NM, New Source Studios
Small accordion folded strip with quote and rubber-stamp illustrations; decorative paper cover
Cost: $1.00 | x07018a
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Rosemary S.Cowan
Eto: A Miniature Book: “Proverbs not the mind – Kelly Cowan” (1991)
Albuquerque, NM, New Source Studios
Small accordion folded strip with quote and rubber-stamp illustrations; decorative paper cover
Cost: $1.00 | x07018b

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Dana Henry
A Portfolio of Vanishing Species. vol. 1 : Squirrels (1991)
Ramsey, MN, Black Dog Press
5 printed cards with illustrations of squirrels encased in a small portfolio; inspired by quote from Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan questioning genetic diversity 
Cost: $4.00 | x6094c

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