|Accordion catalogue with 10 installation images that document this exhibition of 7 works made with Belgian Paintstick on Belgium linens. 6.25" (h) x 70" (w)|
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Christo: Wrap In Wrap Out, perforated postcard strip, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, January 18 - March 2, 1969
Friday, December 17, 2010
|One in a series of two-sided limited edition screenprinted accordions by guest artists. Simple and elegant format from the Le Dernier Cri crew in France. 5" (h) x 42.75" (l)|
A quietly philosophical 12 page accordion exploring ambition and time. Surek is a very prolific book artist and many of his works are available at Bookie Wookie in Amseterdam: Welcome to Boekie Woekie 5.75" (h) x 48" (l)
|Souvenir photo strip of Natives with all the typical ethnically stereotyped imagery from the 1940s and 1950s.|
|Accordion with perforated mugshot postcards of the Bush cabal with statements by them on the reverse. "With the passage of the Patriot Act, the status of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and the fact that there are now more people incarcerated in the U.S. than any other country in the world, the mugshot has become the preeminent form of portraiture today." Editors statement. Available for $6.95 from PrintedMatter.org 4.25" (h) x 3' 2.75" (l)|
|Line Up, frontispiece and back of strip|
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
|A fantastic artists' book that combines three accordions with intersecting narratives (+ CD). Another great product from the Le Dernier Cri crew. Here's a link to the artists' web site: www.leoquievreux.net and Le Dernier Cri: Dernier Cri|
|National Waste Postal Cards, 2007. Two sets of perforated silkscreened postcards by this cool and quirky artist from Rhode Island. Watch out for his yearly calendars as well! 5.5" (h) x 28" (l)|
|Tramp & Stamp, 2008. 5.5" (h) x 28" (l)|
|Book with slipcase and cover|
Individual pages 7" x 7", fully extended 11' 8."
Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to Border Patrol, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Enrique Chagoya & Felicia Rice, San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2002
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
|Bob & Roberta Smith is an energetic Brit word artist and this is a hilarious accordion in which the shape of each US state is printed per page and underneath is printed its 'mis-identification' by people in London, UK. Printed in an edition of 100 and still available for $50 from Purgatory Pie Press-PPP Size: 2" (h) x 12' (l)|
|At 2" wide and 12" tall this tiny accordion packs a big punch and reflects Finlay's interest in the Revolutionary period in France. This feisty and incorrigible concrete poet and Scotsman died in 2006 leaving behind one of the most unique gardens on that sceptered isle, Little Sparta. Little Sparta Trust website|
Finlay's works are still available at very reasonable prices (Evolution is £5/$8) at: Wild Hawthorn Press - Cards Index
A Patua scroll created by the West Bengalise artists, Moyna & Joydeb Chitrakar, about the effects of the 2004 tsunami. This is supposedly the first time one of these indigenous narrative graphic panels has been printed in the form of a book. Traditionally it would be a series of panels stitched together, from which the author/performer shared the pictures and traditional stories, as well as contemporary events. At 5'9" long and 14.5" wide this original accordion silkscreen print is a wonderful object, and a moving response to this horrific event.
This link shows the artists and investigates the tradition that these singing scrolls are a part of: Tsunami (a book by Tara Books) Copies of this book available on the internet for the astonishingly low price of $20.