Item #4585 Collage Book. Hardy Strid.
Collage Book

Collage Book

1957. Item #4585

np: The author, 1957. 8vo, hand-sewn book bound in unprinted boards, bearing 33 collages
and prints pasted down on to individual pages, one double-paged and one single-paged, and an
additional print pasted down to cover. Title printed with hand-cut letters at spine. With the artist’s
rubberstamp to verso of final leaf.
A hand-made, apparently unique artists’ book by the “Situationist Superman”, hybrid collages and
prints--some incorporating found paper, some incorporating paper which has been silkscreened
or drawn upon. A brilliant and breathtaking book that anticipates Strid’s avant-garde turn and
membership in the Situationist International shortly thereafter. The collages have a sense of
complexity and layers that are reminiscent of the geographical abandon of Jorn and Debord’s Fin
de Copenhague, which was published that same year.
The unusual binding, in which the two boards are joined only by a thin paper backstrip, is
somewhat shaken, with two vertical tears, but still holding.


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