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13 Tattoos [Design Binding].

Vermont: The Bird Press, 2011/2023. Limited Edition/Unique. Hardcover. "Some time ago I suddenly got the urge to make a book about tattoos. I decided to think about tattoos not just as pictures or designs, but to consider them more broadly (scars, living drawing marks, body adornments, rites of passage, magic to improve the body’s function, ways to relieve or relive pain, signs of bravery, remembrances, cultural signifiers, or tribal/ group markings). I also thought of the idea of drawing on skin and marking its surface as a way to be aware of it as a three-dimensional picture plane (with psychological implications). I have to admit that the associations with crime and other “bad” things was enticing to me as well. This book of tattoo proposals is simply a non-linear document of my own thinking about these ideas." (from Intro) Woodblock prints and photopolymer letterpress details, printed on handmade Richard de Bas paper.
Binding: Honey colored goat skin tattooed with black and red ink. Trays made with black book cloth and lined with felt. Design is copied from the box the original artist created. Tattooed using an 11RL and 23M needles and Eternal Ink. . Fine. Small professional repair to the paper enclosure, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Printed paper wrapper; full leather drop spine archival box in a tattooed binding that mirror the original binding. np. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition of 25 copies, this copy unique. Signed by the artist. Item #8770

Price: $5,000.00