Gent; Imschoot, Uitgevers; 1989; 22 x 15,§cm; 88pp n.n.. Moss green cover, duotone printing on Job ivory paper. Hard cover edition of 30 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. This is copy 6/30.
Artist book in a deluxe edition, very good condition, very little bump beside on the plates (photo 2).
‘Beautifully photographed glass botanical models are cross-pollinated with the names of countries which sponsor “political disappearances”- or state-licensed murder. A juxtaposition of political violence with the neatness of classification systems’ Ref.1
- Christopher Williams (1956 Los Angeles) is an American conceptual artist and fine art photographer. He lives in Cologne and works in Düsseldorf. Ref.2
- 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.