Friday, December 17, 2010

Sandwich, #4, Jean Kristau, Le Dernier Cri, Marseilles, France, 1997.

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)  

Dogan Surek, The Cup We All Race 4, Germany, 1997

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)

American Indians, photo-strip, Berkeley, California, nd

Souvenir photo strip of Natives with all the typical ethnically stereotyped imagery from the 1940s and 1950s. 

Nora Ligorano & Marshall Reese, Line Up, Pureproductionsusa, 2005

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  4.25" (h) x 3' 2.75" (l)

Line Up, frontispiece and back of strip