THE ART OF DONALDSULTAN
In the tradition of Blake, Morris and "Les Livres des Peintres", Hilton Asmus Contemporary is pleased to present “Visual Poetics: The Art of Donald Sultan", from the acclaimed series, Master Contemporary Books. This very special 17" x 22.5" volume is hand silkscreen printed on museum quality, 300 gram archival Coventry rag paper, Smythe sewn and hand casebound in black Brama leather, enwrapping its timeless beauty with the most exquisite and enduring hide of our time.
Mastered with over 500 hand created plates, the book includes six signed silkscreened prints and 24 unsigned prints hand screened with uncompromising detail set in a limited edition of 395 consecutively numbered books.
Sultan's images are shadowed by the poetry of Robert Creeley, primarily known for his association with the “Black Mountain Poets.” At the time of his death in 2005, Robert Creeley was widely recognized as one of the most important and influential American poets of the twentieth century. His poetry is noted for both its concision and emotional power. In Visual Poetics, the Creeley poems are printed on transparent vellum, so that the words float over the images as you turn the page.
Forward and text by Michael McKenzie. Edition size: 395