Wish/Souhait. Ron Padgett, Bertrand Dorny. N.p. 1989.


N.p., 1989. Item #543

Ron Padgett and Paris-based French visual artist Bertrand Dorny (1931–2015) were brought together by the publisher Gervais Jassaud to work on Aristotle’s Coffee Shop (Collectif Génération) in 1988. Since then, they have made 50 small editions (49 books and one print, usually fewer than 10 copies) entirely by hand using simple bindings and collage with Padgett’s text sometimes in holograph, though often set and printed using rubber stamp letters. Dorny employed an impressive range of colorful and tactile materials with great skill and imagination to create beautiful variable editions in which each copy is unique.

5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. accordion-fold book. Original collage and typewritten text throughout with glassine jacket. This is from an edition of seven copies, numbered and signed. Fine.

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