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12 O'Clock News [Artist Book].

Octon, France: Verdigris, 2006. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "The date of publication, according to the artist and printer, was Feb. 5, 2006, which was the third anniversary of Colin Powell's speech to the UN Security Council. Parts of that speech are printed in black on the blood red recto of the rear free endpaper. 12 O'clock News was originally published in Geography III in 1976. Elizabeth Bishop's prose poem, certainly surreal in outlook, with a great sense of irony as well as parody, takes a look at the author's desk top. but isolating images and viewing them as minutia. The results, as detailed in Bishop's "new report," could not be any more wrong. The parallel with the American Secretary of State's speech at the U. N. is devastatingly obvious." [artist statement]. Fine in Fine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Burgundy cloth hinges, gray-green paper boards, Japanese stab binding, moon in yellow ink, blood red endpapers, bound in original copper plate and separate mezzotint; housed in drop spine archival box matching the binding. Oblong fo. 28pp. Numbered limited edition of 50, this being one of 10 Deluxe copies. Signed by Rothchild. Item #10990

Price: $3,250.00