S Hellscock Barnett Newman 2-11-16 Proposals 4 LP Covers Unique Artists Book Signed by Scott Redford

Redford, Scott


Place Published: Brisbane
Edition: Signed Unique Edition
Date Published: 2016
Size: 4to

Scott Redford artists book, consisting of (mostly) vertical strips of masking tape applied to the pages of a spiral-bound A4 notebook of heavy black paper, the artist then applying paint to the tape and surface of the pages (spray-paint in the main, but occasionally oil or glitter), often in black, but also varieties of colour – the overall work being an homage to Barnett Newman; Signed and titled to reverse side of front cover, and further signed with gift-inscription to this bookseller to rear cover; Redford also supplied the following note “My artist’s book is based on the fact that in the work Onement 1 Barnett Newman DID NOT remove the strip of masking tape but instead chose to keep it and paint orange over it but parts of it still show in the finished work now in the collection of MoMA…..Over the years people have said they were ‘amazed’ that Newman didn’t remove the masking tape.”; throughout the book the amount of masking tape varies, sometimes a single strip, others several strips to one page, and on occasion heavily creased and overlapping applications making for a kind of masking-tape impasto.

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