Item #014714 Fossil Dirigibles. MICHAEL KUCH.
Fossil Dirigibles
Fossil Dirigibles
Fossil Dirigibles
Fossil Dirigibles
Fossil Dirigibles
Fossil Dirigibles

Fossil Dirigibles

Northampton: Double Elephant Press, 2007. Michael Kuch. Item #014714

Eight poems printed letterpress, along with a blind-embossed image, on white St.-Armand paper. Each poem is followed by five intaglios (2 folding) on variously-colored St.-Armand papers. They are tipped to linen which has a thin copper "spine," and then suspended by waxed twine from copper rings. Bound in cloth and handmade paper boards, blue-and-white-clouds endpapers. The original copper printing plate of a tousle-haired skull (one of the plates of the book) is mounted into the cover. In a clamshell case covered in oatmeal-colored paper and cloth, copper-colored silk, copper-wire "bands" and etchings to the spine with an etching with letterpress label inlaid to the front cover, with a covered compartment within the case containing an additional pencil-signed print pulled from the copper plate on the cover of the book. Hardcover 15 x 13 inches, 53 leaves. In fine condition, this is one of 40 copies each including one of the 40 copper plates used by the artist in his 40th year. An amazing artist’s book. Laid in is the original prospectus, a biographical card for the artist, an invitation to a lecture given by the artist at Skidmore College in 2010, and an illustrated catalog of the artist’s prints (with price list and press release) for a 1998 exhibition at the Marlen Gallery in NYC.

Price: $2,800.00

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