Gouache on found library checkout cards, linen thread, linen tape, found book covers. For years I have been collecting objects and images for The Female Icon Collection; popular figurines, book illustrations, product characters, archetypes of Woman, and real women in history ... The Shower Party Book ... [is] illustrated from this collection. It's about a journey that is a search for identity, trying on different female roles from media icons to protagonists identified with. We are constantly reinventing ourselves to find our place in the world"--Artist's statement.
"Linda Welch's Concealed Within books are a series of unique, un-openable book objects bound with wax and cord made from mixed media. Each book is housed in a matching slipcase. Book and box contain a matching number, word or code signifying the title of each work"--23 Sandy Gallery website. "Medium/materials, painting, screen printing, collage, wax"--23 Sandy Gallery website. Issued in collage-decorated case.
An artist's book comprised of three prints by Celmins and text assembled from "descriptions of the stars from around the world" --Front cover flap. Center fold pullout of abstract starscape on vellum paper.
A project for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who asked the artists to create a book about celebrity. Grennan and Sperandio chose to approach celebrity from the perspective of four non-celebrity characters. Stories told through comics.
Nocturne is a tunnel book featuring the cutout photographic images of the historic neon lights of Colfax Avenue in Denver, CO. A three part wrap around cover finished in black book cloth contains poetry on each of the two side panels. The tunnel is attached to the center panel of the cover, and extends out approximately 23cm. Issued in a clamshell box, also of black book cloth with a small photo printed on paper with the book's title glued to the top of the box. Archival digital printing on Mohawk Superfine paper. Font is ITC Franklin gothic. The artist writes about this book: "the word nocturne is defined as a romantic or dreamy musical composition thought appropriate to night. Feel the sizzle of electricity, the sparkle of a million lights. neon lights up our skylines and enlivens our nights. The street at night is a symphony, orchestrated by automobiles, pedestrians, sirens and honking horns. Nocturne captures the music of the night in a tunnel book format, forever preserving the romance, the dreamy melody that is the city street at night. Peering into the tunnel, the viewer is transported to the strreet as their mind conjures up memories and nostalgia for the sights and sounds of bygone days. All original color photographs were shot on Denver's infamous Colfax Avenue."
Spine title;Catalog of an exhibition held at Centre d'Art Santa Manica, Barcelona, Apr. 20-June 7, 1998 and Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Sept. 15-Nov. 14, 1998;Issued in case with: It is difficult;Includes bibliographical references
Color photograph of an installation exhibited at the San Diego State University Art Gallery, Oct. 1-31, 1994 that displayed all the books owned by Spector on a single shelf that circled a room just large enough to hold the books. the books were arranged from largest to smallest. On the verso side of the book is a quote from Walter Benjamin, "Unpacking my Library," from Illuminations. Issued in paper sleave.