Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers "Rubaijat-i-Omar-i-Khajjam" [SIGNED BY ARTIST]
Frankfurt: Insel-Verlag, 2012. Hardcover. Signed by artist on free endpaper at rear. Octavo. Unpaginated, 10 leaves. Original decorative brown boards with black lettering on labels at cover and spine. One of a kind artist book created by John Baker. One of 66 Insel-Bücherei books commissioned from artists in Europe, USA and Japan by the collector Julia Vermes to be "worked over" as artist books and exhibited as the "Collection Vermes" on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Insel-Verlag series "Die Insel-Bücherei" in Basel, Leipzig and Offenbach, Germany. The only commonality for all artists was the format of the books of the series. Retaining half-title, title page and some of the poems translated into German John Baker applies oil paint with potent, intense strokes covering the text of four pages. The paintings are protected with tissue guards. Text in German. Binding and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #37194
John Baker is an American artist born in Brooklyn. For the Insel-Bücherei project Baker created three unique artist books and has created more than 50 text based artist books.