This artist book is hand SIGNED by Christian Boltanski; with an accordian fold out of 14 images, images are white on black back ground; limited edition of 500 unnumbered copies; it is SIGNED on front of box; complete fold- out size: 7 x 69in, each fold-out size: 7x5in; printed by Beasley Company, Houston. This is the fifth of the series of books published by Bayou Books for the CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM of HOUSTON; housed in a cardboard box, 6-1/8x8in; with a short bio of of the artist printed on a single sheet of card board paper; PROVENANCE: book signing at Strand Bookstore Sept. 2009; just a little bit of rubbing to box; otherwise fold out in EXCELLENT COND. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: White Shadows (SIGNED by Christian Boltanski...
Publisher: Bayou Books/ Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston 1991.
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Bayou Books & Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 1991. Leporello Wrappers in a Box. Condition: Fine. First Edition 1/500. One continuous 6 ¾ x 76" sheet printed recto only, neatly folded in fourteenths as issued to make 28pp plus a single leaf with the title and colophon, 14 b&w illustrations. Limited to five hundred copies only, Christian Boltanski's "White Shadow" was the fifth contribution to the Bayou Books series of artist's books commissioned by Houston's Contemporary Arts Museum. It consists of an accordion-fold pictorial of a brightly illuminated cut-out paper figure photographed against a stark black background. A most handsome example of entry number seventy-nine in Jennifer Flay's "Christian Boltanski: Catalogue - Books, Printed Matter, Ephemera 1966-1991" in the publisher's printed paper-over-boards box, as issued. Artist's Book. Seller Inventory # 017918