L'oeuf casse. Gravures en maniere noire de Judith Rothchild. Citation de Paul Eluard.

Octon, France: Verdigris Press, 2018. Artist's book, one of 20 regular copies all on Hahnemuhle paper, each signed and numbered by the artist, Judith Rothchild, and the printer, Mark Lintott.. Page size: 2 x 10 inches, opening to 20(L) x 10 (W) inches. Bound by Mark Lintott: leporello fold, 8pp, first page is verso of titlepage with author, title, artist, and press printed in black, loose as issued, housed in custom-made cloth over boards, blue and gold pastepaper on front panel, blue paper label on spine, with title, author, artist and press printed in black, matching blue slipcase printed with light grey woodcut letters reading "l'oeuf casse" in abstract . Ms. Rothchild has succeeded in creating 3 successive images of a rolling egg with her velvety, organic engravings culminating with the egg showing a crack followed by an image of a broken egg with top removed - revealing the interior. The reader sees and feels the motion as the oval form moves across the top of the pages to its ultimate end. The text, set in Univers by Mark Lintott and printed letterpress by him, runs below the rolling images of the egg. A companion piece to the previous Verdigris Press book, "Quelque chose a roule," this is smaller but no less lovely. The Eluard text cites the past a a broken egg white the future is covered or protected. Item #11387

Price: $750.00