Pen Box. Laura Davidson.

Pen Box.

[Boston, MA]: 2012. Unique artist's book with 12 original silver point drawings highlighted with pigmented ink paintings of pens the artist has used, all on grey magnani pescia paper backed with heavier weight grey paper, signed by the artist on the colophon and dated, "Laura Davidson." Page size: 1-11/16 x 7-5/16 inches; 12pp; + colophon. Bound: loose housed in handmade mahogany box with sliding lid close by Douglas Davidson (artist's brother) with top painted with pigmented ink over gesso of nib pen by the artist, Laura Davidson. The 12 pens are writing instruments in the artist's own studio (a bright raspberry-colored Lamy stands out as does a French blue and silver fountain pen). A most utilitarian tool - the pen - is herein ennobled by using it to reproduce itself. This is a beautiful presentation - disarmingly simple and elegant. Item #10782

Price: $3,500.00

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