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Exhibition Announcement and Invitation

           See The Exhibition Online, And Order Your Catalog.

Louis K. Meisel Gallery presents
The Bill of Rights
A Limited Edition Set by Richard Minsky
April 27 through June 1, 2002
Members of exlibris and book_arts-l are invited to a reception
Thursday May 2, 2002, 5 to 7 pm
141 Prince Street
New York City

for a preview of the exhibition, please visit

An excerpt from the press release follows:

For over 30 years Richard Minsky has been using traditional
bookbinding skills to create works of art that evoke the inner life
and metaphor of books. His current work is a ten-volume set based on
The Bill of Rights.

A bloody black leather glove on a black leather binding is The Sixth
Amendment. The book is Jeffrey Toobin’s The Run of His Life: The
People v. O.J. Simpson.

9mm bullet holes penetrate the khaki cover just below a sheriff’s
badge. Mitch Cullin’s epic poem Branches is written in the voice of a
west Texas lawman who kills the guilty, rather than give them the
right to due process. The book is in a box with a black leather
holster on the cover that has the text of The Fifth Amendment tooled
in silver.

A burned book can be seen through the stained glass window of a
sculpture covered in an interlaced pattern of color and gold. It is
the Reliquary for the Ashes of Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses, and is
subtitled The First Amendment.

There are 25 sets in the edition. A complete description of the ten
works in the set, with photos, is online at

About The Artist
Richard Minsky’s first one-man show in New York City was at the
Zabriskie Gallery in 1974. He has also had NYC solos at the Allan
Stone Gallery (1981) and again at Zabriskie (1988). In 1992
HarperCollins Publishers sponsored a 25-Year Retrospective exhibition.
His work is in major museum and private collections. A listing of his
extensive exhibition history and bibliography is on his website at



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