The Pencils of Matsutani

Takesada Matsutani


sliding-lid wooden box with glass insert holding a portion of the pencil shavings from 6B pencils accumulated by Takesada Matsutani in his studio in Paris since 1976, and assembled in a production on Wednesday March 9th 2016 at Librairie Yvon Lambert at 108 Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 75003.235 x 85 x 55, wood, glass, rubber stamp, label with wire attachment, and pencil shavings. 43 copies.

€430.00 O

Nymphaes 1968 – 2015

Simon Cutts


Treated gate-folds with coloured endpapers printed digitally 80 x 180mm casebound. 120 numbered copies. In order that the Water Lilies might be accommodated in the Musée de l’Orangerie in 1927, the paintings had to be worked in sections. For the purposes of instantaneous tonal perception, Monet painted false seams onto the canvas, thus rendering the exact seams indistinguishable. What was made as an astute gesture on the part of Monet, becomes upon further reflection an irony of the whole theoretical aims of the Impressionist movement : a spectator is made used to seams. Camouflages. Gemma Three, London 1968-1972

€30.00 AB

The unit of the work is the word

The Poems of Simon Cutts and Stuart Mills


Peter Jones and Susan Taylor, Spare Room 33, 2015. Illustrated catalogue of an exhibition at Spare Room 33, Canberra Australia in November and December 2014, containing sections of introduction, the form of the poem and the subject of the poem, together with a list of works included in the display of poetry, poem cards, poem objects, books, booklets and journals of Simon Cutts and Stuart Mills. 24pp 175 x 125mm colour printed digitally and stapled.

€6.00 CB

My Ironmongery

Erica Van Horn


214pp printed digitally in 2 colours , stab-stitched with laminated wrappers 21.5 x 14 x 2.2 cm ISBN 987-0-906630-51-8 100 numbered copies. An inventory of many of the metal forms found and drawn by Erica Van Horn as a potential index of their acquisition and use and a hardware catalogue for further identification.

€35.00 AB

A Short Essay on Ephemera

Simon Cutts


A Short Essay on Ephemera began as a response to initial questions posed by Steven Leiber for his book Extra Art : A Survey of Artists' Ephemera from 1960 - 1999 held at CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2001, and later at the ICA London. The essay became more developed as Some Coracle Ephemera, for Some Forms of Availability, RGAP and Granary Books 2007. The form here is that of a parallel-lined spiral, a typographical structure made by Colin Sackett in 2011. This was made for a cardboard drinks mat entitled A Beverage Coaster for the Ephemera Dealer Steven Leiber from the Bay Area, but never fully issued in that form. An edition of 25 porcelain plates, 25cm in diameter.

€80.00 O

aglio 6 olio 2015

Duncan Chappell, Erica Van Horn, Simon Cutts


aglio 6 olio, from 1983, was one of the 81 books salvaged from the fire in thr Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art on May 23rd 2014. This was the only Coracle book to be affected, and was photographed by the Librarian, Mr. Duncan Chappell in June 2015. 8pp, with 4pp laminated cover, 150 x 105, digital print and letterpress, stapled, ed.200

€5.00 AB

Construction Storage Despatch

Martin Rogers


Martin Rogers, printer, sculptor, and publisher, was the exemplar of a condition that had become prevalent after the nineteen-sixties. He had moved the physical materials of his work to the production of multiple objects in printed form, to books and publication, eventually embracing the idea of publishing as the platform for the work. At the same time, in the way he avoided the side-track, even the cul-de-sac, of the so-called artists book, he becomes emblematic of that repositioning. With this book we attempt to site this as a different model. The work moves from its Construction through Storage to its Despatch into the world as Publication. 74 pp, 4-colour offset. Casebound 22 x 16.5cm. 300 Copies.

€15.00 CB