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North American Hand Papermaking 1976


The Center for Book Arts is offering for sale by sealed-bid auction an
important collection of handmade papers entitled

_North American Hand Papermaking 1976_

It contains the work of 31 important artists and hand papermakers, who in
1976 were working with pulp in traditional and innovative forms, including
Douglass Morse Howell, Joseph Wilfer, Morris Schulman, Garner Tullis, Louis
Lieberman, Joel Shapiro, Golda Lewis, Helmut Becker, Caroline Greenwald,
the Koretskys, the Clarks, Bruce & Susan Gosin Wineberg, Suzanne Anker,
Winifred Lutz, Donald Farnsworth, Alexandra Soteriou, Nancy Genn, Lee
McDonald, Mary Winder Baker, Jim Pernotto, Czashka Ross, Roland Poska, John
Koller, Sue Sachs, S. Brooke Neer, Bev Plummer, Robert Hauser, Timothy
Payne and John Babcock.

This collection was organized by Richard Minsky, and was first exhibited at
the Center for Book Arts in New York City from March 15 through April 30,
1976. It is a unique record of the progenitors of contemporary hand
papermaking as a craft, as a sculptural medium, as an imaging system with
colored pulp, and as a carrier for inclusions.

The collection was bound by Minsky in two accordion-fold volumes 19"x 25".
Each opens to 51 feet, or can be turned page by page. The artists are
represented by an original work on the left page, and by a photo and
artist's statement (often on their own paper) on the right page. The pages
containing the original art have box-frame edges to protect the
three-dimensional works. It has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art, the Missouri Botanical Gardens Library, the Creative Arts
Workshop in New Haven, and the Beersheva Visual Arts Center in Israel. The
volumes are stored in two custom built wooden shipping crates with casters.

This will be a sealed-bid "Vickrey auction." ALL BIDS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
DECEMBER 20, 1996. For more information and the conditions of sale, or to
view this magnificent collection, please call

Brian Hannon, Executive Director
Center for Book Arts
(212) 460-9768

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