The artist's books of Shirley Sharoff cover three entirely
different subjects: the creation of the universe, the
great wall of China and the exploration of language and
image of the procession. Her method, however, remains the
same: to find the idea which is at the heart of the text
and express it visually in an overall conception of box,
typography and "illustration". The "big bang" in OVI,
the unfolding Great Wall and the graphic entrance
into Procession are
all examples of her vision.
Graphic "big bang" and typographic spirals with an extract from Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino. 26.5 x 37 cm.
4 color etchings, edition of 74 on
on Velin Rives. In a silver-colored box.
Price. 4,300 French Francs ($860 US)
"THE GREAT WALL" 1991
Original text by LuXun in Chinese, English and French translation in an interplay of 8 color etchings and comments by Chinese students. Folded into an althuglas clip and boxed. 25.5 cm.
Edition of 65 on Arches "prepared paper". 13 cm.
high, unrolls to a length of 7 meters.
Price. 4,800 French Francs ($960 US)
Poem by Gertrude Stein (1923) from "Reflection on the Atomic Bomb", in English and French. 5 "key" b/w etchings and 9 "variations": b/w and color etchings, with "cut-out" revealing the postface. Edition of 60 on Arches, with "variations" printed
on Moulin de Fleurac paper. Red box, 26.5 cm. square,
with inner flaps and dusty-rose lining, white cut-out inner
folder leading to the Procession.
Price. 5,000 French Francs ($1,000 US)
108 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75011 Paris
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