Item #6888 Collage Book. Hardy Strid.
Collage Book
Collage Book
Collage Book
Collage Book

Collage Book

np: self-published, 1957. Hand-sewn book bound in unprinted boards, bearing 33 collages
and prints pasted down on to individual pages and an additional print pasted to front cover. Title printed with hand-cut letters at spine. Artist’s rubber stamp on verso of final leaf. Number 3 of 20. 6 x 8 1/2 in. Good; leaves separating from binding, but still attached; tears to spine (~1 1/2 in.) and back cover (~2 in.). Item #6888

Brilliant handmade artist’s book from an extremely limited edition by Swedish Situationist Hardy Strid.

Anticipating Strid’s avant-garde turn and membership in the Situationist International shortly thereafter, the work includes hybrid collages and prints, incorporating found paper as well as paper that has been silkscreened or drawn upon. The graphic collages juxtapose bold colors with stark, black forms, and sharp, geometric shapes with loose, gestural marks. Their compositions are reminiscent of the geographical abandon of Asger Jorn and Guy 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. Number 3 of 20 produced. Very rare. Not located in OCLC as of June 2023.

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