Reese, Harry; Arp, Jean [or Hans]
Arplines: a Portfolio of Lines By Harry Reese. Isla Vista, Turkey Press, 1989
INCLUDES AN ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING, DRAWINGS, COLLAGES, and signed by artist.
This stunning artists' book was created by Harry Reese in 1989 / 1990. The writings of Hans Arp have inspired this portfolio of poems, prints, drawings, and collages. Text lines from the poems, letters, interviews, prose writings, and experiences of Arp have been lifted from their original contexts, worked over, translated at times, and then recombined with various new images and objects to make new poems.
"The lines are Arp's, but the poems are mine", Reese declares. This stunning edition was adapted from an earlier (1980), small Turkey Press book of the same title, and is far more ambitious and elaborate.
Each unique copy of this edition of 43 numbered and signed copies is hand-created and unique. The text is loose as issued in the artist's folding box, the cover of which is a superb original acrylic painting by Reese. Among the finest examples of work in this form by Reese, Arplines has the virtue of combining the fruits of long contemplation of Arp's life and work with the accessibility of an entertaining Dada flavor that truly shows the artist's creative joy as well as his knowledge.
Harry Reese has long been among the most respected and influential printers and artists working in the book form, has been exhibited at museums throughout the US and Europe, and has become increasingly well known for his large public art projects.
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