Three Kisses. Charles Pacific Editions. Hobson.

Three Kisses.

San Francisco: Pacific Editions, 2004. One of 90 copies, all signed by the artist, Charles Hobson, each with pastel monotype by Hobson that has been reproduced as a digital pigment print with hand coloring. It is the penultimate image in the book. Page size: 5-1/2 X 4-3/4"; made from postcards, translucent envelopes, various papers and features the photographs of Robert Doisneau. There are 3 envelopes - each with a photograph and a fictional story about the person in the photographs. Bound: red linen spine with black paper over boards with surround of black corrugated board, housed in Mylar envelope with string tie. There is a "lipstick" imprint in red on the black paper on the front cover and a photographic image of a woman's lips on the corrugated surround. The 3 Mylar envelopes housing the photographs and "story" are in orange, pink and red. Other photographic images are mounted on various colored papers on the verso pages before the Mylar. Hobson may be the ultimate romantic - assembling these "kissable" images and creating fictions for them as a Valentine for his wife. The world of book arts benefits from his gesture. Item #9305

Price: $275.00

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