|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
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
A wonderfully powerful publication that self-consciously embraces the format, and visual style of the pre-Hispanic codices, Codex Espangliensis: From Columbus to the Border Patrol (2002), is a collaboration between Guillermo Gómez-Peña (performance artist), Enrique Chagoya (artist), and Felicia Rice (typographer/printer).
This accordion is a riotous mixture of texts collaged together with imagery from pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary comic book sources that playfully subvert the traditional historical narratives of the relationship between the USA and Mexico. This "post-Columbian codex" adopts the traditional format of being read from the back to the front, while the individual two-page spreads read from left to right. Originally published in 1998 in an edition of 50 by Rice's press, Moving Parts Press, and then published in trade edition in 2000 and this version reprinted in 2002. Incredibly this fantastic publication is still available for about $15!
30 individual one-sided pages at 7" (h) x 9" (w), and when fully opening its 22ft 6inches long.
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