Shall We? [Dance]. JoAnna Poehlmann.

Shall We? [Dance].

[Milwaukee, WI]: 2007. Artist's book, signed by JoAnna Poehlmann on the front turn-in, 1 of 20 copies. Page size: 5-5/8 x 6-7/8 inches; 58pp. + colophon on back endpaper. Bound by the artist: accordion fold with red-on-red screened paper over boards, housed in half-sleeve case with black tassel cord tie, title printed in red on white card stock fastened onto cord. The artist has hand-lettered in ink various texts / quotations relating to the dance: i.e. "The chief benefit of dancing is to learn on how to sit still." Johnson. "Sometimes I think that dancing, like youth, is wasted on the young." Max Lerner. "All music proceeds from the dance." Mahler. The texts are accompanied by collages with color copies of paintings, posters, postage stamps, etc. along with other ephemera (feathers, rose petal from Spectre de la Rose, orchid from prom corsage). An irrepressible look at dancing with all the various guises from art form to rustic frolic, perhaps nowhere better summed up than in Renoir's two companion paintings: "Bal a Bougival" and Danse a la Ville" (Country Dance and City Danse). The titlepage and title card on case is printed using steel press type which was inked in red and hand-printed with spoon. Item #10938

Price: $1,200.00

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