Gent; Imschoot, Uitgevers; 1991; 21,7 x 15cm; 48pp. Blue-purple hardcover with dust jacket, ivory mat Job paper with duotone, purple and blue printing first edition, ex. 6/20, signed and numbered by the artist. Artist book in a deluxe edition, very good condition, very small signs of wear: dust jacket left below (see picture) and on the back above.
Artist book in a deluxe edition, very good condition, very small signs of wear: dust jacket left below (see picture) and on the back above.
‘Helix Aspersa refers to the concentrical fractal shape found in nature, specifically in shells. Balthasar Burkhard beautifully interplays up-close photographic images of these textured shapes with panels of varying ranges of blue color fields.’ Ref.1
- Balthasar Burkhard (1944-2010 Bern) was a Swiss photographer internationally renowned and represented in several international collections and museums.
- Imschoot Uitgevers In 1987 publishing house Imschoot (Ghent- Belgium) started an exceptional series of artists’ books made by international artists ( Giovanni Anselmo, Sol LeWitt, John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, Hanne Darboven, Robert Barry, Christian Boltanski, Dan Graham, a.o.). Ref. Johan Pas
In addition to the regular softcover edition (500 to 1000 copies), a deluxe hardcover edition was also issued in a very limited edition, numbered and signed by the artists.
The publishing house ceased its activities in 2006.