Rare Editions
  Susan Fleminger, guest curator    

February 10 to May 20, 2009

Introduction by Susan Fleminger




Brian Belott

Untitled (small-smiley) book, 2005
Mixed media collage
4 ½ x 5 inches

Untitled (the eye), 2008
Mixed media collage
7 x 8 x 3 ½ inches

Untitled (medium, solid brown), 2008
Mixed media collage
6 x 7 ½ x 7 inches

Untitled (medium gold, orange), 2008
Mixed media collage
8 x 8 x 4 inches


Untitled (yellow cover), 2008
Mixed media collage
6 ½ x 6 ½  x 2 ½  inches

Gaze into my crystal ball and see!, 2005
Mixed media collage
6 x 6 x 2 ½ inches

Untitled (Moroccan building), 2005
Mixed media collage
6 x 6 x 2 ½ inches

Unique altered books
Courtesy of the artist and Canada Gallery

Doug Beube

Vest of Knowledge, 2008
Altered encyclopedia, fabric, vinyl,
wire, metal, wax
63 x 35 x 20 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Twisters, 2002-2007
Altered phone books
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
The Many Lives of Miss Chateline, 2008
Altered books, collage, sculpture, acrylic, ink,
thread, paper, zippers
9 ½ x 7 ¼ x 2 inches (closed)
9 ½ x 56 x 2 inches (open)
Courtesy of the artist

Phong Bui in collaboration with
Raphaël Rubinstein

On the New York –Hawley Bus, 2009
Gouache, watercolor, pencil, color chalk
on handmade paper
10 x 13 inches (closed)
20 x 26 inches (opened)
Unique hand painted book, series of 12
Courtesy of the artist Phong Bui


Béatrice Coron


The Ballad of the Hangmen, 1998
Cut paper, edition of 5
François Villon (1431- after 1463)
Based on “the Ballad of the Hangmen”
an epitaph Villon wrote  himself.
10 x 11 x 2 ½ inches
Courtesy of the artist


A Qui La Faute, 2004
Text by Victor Hugo(1802-1885)-
A qui la faute? (who’s fault?) from L’année terrible.
Cut paper, edition of 3
8 ½ x 6 inches
Courtesy of the artist


Fleur d’ Insomnie, 2006
Cut paper, edition of 3
Frankétienne (born 1936-) lives in Haiti
Flowers of Insomnia first published in Haiti 1986;
revised edition 2005.
22 x 12 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Lesley Dill    

The Thrill Came Slowly, 1996
Bound codex book in portfolio
Photo polymer and letter press on translucent Japanese paper with thread and wire 
12 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches
Edition of 25
Published by Pyramid Atlantic; produced by Peter Kruty Editions NY; supported by
The Mid-Atlantic Foundation
Courtesy of the artist and George Adams Gallery, NY

Nicolás Dumit Estévez  

Thirty-Two Letters to My Dentist,
Hand-bound accordion flag book
with barn doors
Hand-typed letters on an Olivietti
Underwoood typewriter
Imagery letterpress printed from
photopolymer plates on
satin vellum 30 lb.
Edition of 9
9 x 18 inches
Courtesy of the artist and
The Center for Book Arts

Anne Gilman  

Debris, 2007
Pencil, ink, wax, paper,
21 x 26 x 11 inches
Unique artists book
Courtesy of the artist

George Maciunas, editor and designer  

Anthology of various-size pages, various papers, and manilla envelopes bottled together and contained in a wood box. Each envelope contains printed matter and /or small objects. Accordion-fold "table of contents" of 15 Maciunas-designed monogram/logo cards attached to back cover. Fluxus 1 includes the work of: George Brecht, Alison Knowles, Gyorgi Ligeti, Takehisa Kosugi, Takako Saito, Jackson Mac Low, Jones, Higgins, Watts, Williams and others. The box, an integral part of the book-object, often doubled as a mailer. An unknown number of copies were produced by Maciunas from 1964 until his death in 1978. This example is one of 14 published by ReFlux Editions in 1984 that were collated from original printed matter and constitute the completion of the edition.

Ben Patterson,
Orange puzzle (8 pieces)
Jackson Mac Low,
Letters for Iris Numbers for Silence
Paper, (51 cards)
Courtesy of Barbara Moore  
Scott McCarney    

C(a[e{I}o]u)P: Autobiography #5, 2005
HP Indigo digital printing, photocopy, ink jet print,
velvet w/draw-strings
5 ½ x 8 ¼ inches / 2 ¾ x 4 ¼ inches / 5 ½ x 6 ½ inches
5 ½ x 4 ¼ inches / 7 x 14 inches
Deluxe edition #26/30
Courtesy of the artist

Sabra Moore              

Closed Book / Cut Trees, 2000
22 paper grocery bags, scissors, wire, beads
25 ½ x 12 ½ x 1 ½ inches
Unique artist book
Courtesy of the artist

  Woodsman (akin series) #12/30,
Color Xerox with oil on gessoed covers
4 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches accordion folded
Courtesy of the artist

Race / Erase (AKIN Series), 2005

Color Xerox with bladed binding
8 ½ x 5 ½ inches (18 pages)
Edition of 10
Courtesy of the artist

Miriam Schaer                

So Gay a Flower, 2007
Child’s snow suit, acrylic, silk, found objects, hand made Indian paper, text by Emily Dickinson, poem number 19,
from part five: The Single Hound
27 x 22 x 9 inches
Courtesy of the artist


No Ornament so Precious as the Labor of Their Hands, 2005
Gloves, paint and beads
6 x 7 inches x 20 feet
Unique piece
Courtesy of the artist


Altars Of The Invisible, 2007
Wedding dress, acrylic, found objects
67 x 28 x 22 inches:
Inset book: digital printing on hand-painted Whatman; text, "Adjusting for the Moon";
29 x 7 ½ inches;
Edition of 18 with one AP
Courtesy of the artist  

Susan Joy Share          

Kein Ayin Ha’ra Series- Dexterity, 2008
Handmade paper, bookboard, acrylic, colored pencil, thread, hog gut
40 x 20 x 10 inches

(“Kein Ayin Ha’ra” means
“there is no evil eye”.)
Courtesy of the artist


Zip-Off Fence, 2005
Mixed media on paper, metal, cord, plastic welding rods, fiberglass rods, twist, ties, zippers
48 x 48 x 48 inches
Unique book piece
Courtesy of the artist

Robbin Ami Silverberg    

Amanuensis, 2008
Pulp painting on hand made
and cut paper
sheets and
Artists book with palladium
gilded glass
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

Collaborative artists book
Requesting each viewer's signature
Watermarked Dobbin Mill papers
Courtesy of the artist and
Dobbin Books, NY

Clarissa Sligh          

Untitled (for momma), 2002
Bookcloth on bookboard, oil pastel, marker, digital
pigment ink on Nepalese paper
Edition of 2
16 x 42 ½ inches each
Courtesy of the artist

Clarissa Sligh
It Wasn’t Little Rock, 2004
Bookcloth on bookboard, digital pigment ink on
paper, bound book in box with gloves
Edition of 5
19 x 13 ½ inches page size
Courtesy of the artist

Kiki Smith          

Companion, 2000
Accordion book
Photo-lithographs on mold-made Somerset paper with insert
6 ¾ x 8 ¾ inches, (folded)
6 ¾ x 122 ½ inches, (unfolded)
Edition of 100
Publisher and printer: The Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, NY
Courtesy of Pace Editions, INC.


The Blue Feet, 2003
Cut and folded book structure in a folder bound with Mexican floral cloth
Etching and drypoint on Japanese paper
9 ¾ x 6 ¾ inches (closed)
18 7/16 x 25 1/4 inches (opened)
Artists proof, edition of 35
Courtesy of Carpe Diem Press, Oaxaca, Mexico


Tidal, 1998
Accordion book
Photogravure and photo-lithography and silkscreen on handmade Japanese paper
10 1/4 x 9 1/16 inches, (boxed)
19 1/2 x 126 1/4 inches, (open)
Edition of 39
Publisher and printer: The Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, NY
Courtesy Pace Editions, INC.

Michelle Stuart        

The Book of the Library near Zagora, 1983
11 ½ x 9 ½ x 2 ¼ inches
Earth from site, Zagora, Morocco, string and paper
Unique piece
Courtesy of the artist

Baltic Boat Book,1985
8 ½ x 9 x 3 ½ inches (22 pgs.) both sides of page
Earth, Hydrocal, linen, encaustic, (beeswax/brownwax)
Unique piece
Courtesy of the artist

Hooker’s Cabinet, 1997 - 2000
Seeds, plant, HMP Nepal paper, cotton, beeswax
11 ½ x 11 ½ x 1 ¾ inches
Unique piece
Courtesy of the artist