Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Fifty Drawings [LIMITED EDITION]

Bally, Pennsylvania: Estate of Harry Bertoia, 1980. First limited edition. Softcover. 172/500. Folio (12 5/8 x 9 7/8" Images 8 1/2 x 6 5/8")). Original stiff plain white wraps in original brown heavy handmade paper dustjacket with gilt lettering on cover. Housed in original plain light brown paper slipcase. Frontispiece photograph of Bertoia by Joseph Seraphin. Complete portfolio of fity unbound plates. Privately publishe edition designed by Quentin Fiore. The letterpress sections were set in Aldine Bembo and printed on Rives heavy weight mould made paper. The plates were printed by offset on Mohawk Superfine Softwhite cover stock. Printed by A. Colish, Inc. of Mount Vernon, New York, under the supervision of Bert Clarke

"Thirty five years ago in a small beach house by the Pacific Ocean on the Coast of California, this book began to take its form. It was my intent to explore a technical means that would permit me to work with great rapidity. I had done a considerable amount of experimentation with materialsthat were on hand and processes that would evolve in the course of action. All this points to a technical development needed to permit the fluidity of thought to evolve from page to page without disruption or discontinuity. Speed of execution being essential, it became possible by drawing in the back side of paper using fingers, thumb, palm and various tools made of wood or metal. The ink was rolled on glass. Pressure picked up the ink in a granular way, which I liked... Technique and image were developing along parallel lines, interacting and transmogrifying no end. The whole sequence of fifty pages came into being, in about twenty-four hours of uninterrupted work. (Bertoia). Fine condition. Item #51018

Price: $1,250.00

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