Saturday, July 29, 2023

Tetsunori Tawaraya, Midnight Explorations, Le Dernier Cri, Marseilles, France, 2023, ed. 150


Measured by any criteria this is a totally wild & incredible silkscreen book, and it should come as no surprise that it sold out soon after its publication. While its not an accordion - what I want to concentrate on is the 4 page double-sided folded cover, which has certain accordion features, but really its more about the role of the fold in an artwork of this kind. Either way I had to feature this wonderful artists' book on this blog.

Tetsunori lives in Japan and in the late 90s he started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego, CA. In 2002 he formed the Tokyo-based noise rock duo 2up. Apparently he's been on a roll ever since. For more information about Tetsunori and for purchasing his incredible prints, stickers and T shirts go to: tetsunori tawaraya

4 double-sided pages, individually 12" x 8" and when opened up 2ft 8"

folded cover and inside of the book

cover opened up and body of the book

the inside of the folded cover

the outside of the folded cover

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