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Still Life, 2001

Mixed Media

Artists' book consistsing of twenty-four color photographs in dialogue with the sentences of a short prose piece titled "The Lost City of Words."

6.30 x 6.89 in

16.0 x 17.5 cm

Edition of 60

This work is signed.

$18,000
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About The Work

Visual artist Kiki Smith and writer Lynne Tillman collaborate in this artists' book designed in the spirit of a small and intimate medieval “book of hours.” The work consists of twenty-four color photographs in dialogue with sentences of a short prose piece titled The Lost City of Words. Sentiments of loss, memory, and the ephemeral nature of life are juxtaposed with objects found in Smith's studio: sculptural works-in-progress, luminescent glass bulbs, dead birds, items found in a makeshift bedroom. The work is elegantly presented in a case of molded plastic and closes with a clasp in wrought metal designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Courtesy of Zucker Art Books

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