In Poetry of Sappho painter Julie Mehretu has created prints for her first artist book, one of Arion’s most beautiful and ambitious publications. Twenty prints by Mehretu alternate with pages of poetry in Greek and in English. Four additional prints are presented in portfolio. The book and the portfolio were published November 2011.
Book size: 14-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches, 112 pages.
The book contains 20 double-page Mehretu prints in black and white.
The book is handsewn with vellum spine and printed cloth boards, with slipcase.
Edition size: 400 numbered copies
The extra suite of four Julie Mehretu prints is entitled Sapphic Strophes.
Medium: The prints are relief, printed by letterpress from polymer plates, all four from negatives scratched by the artist with an etching needle, two with overlay plates made from negatives of scans of ink drawings on Mylar. The paper is Italian mould-made Revere, 300 grams per square meter,
Size: 15 x 20 inches,
Signed by the artist and numbered
Edition size: 40 + 5 AP + 5 PP
Price: The extra suite of prints adds $10,000, making the price for the book and suite $11,750
You can order these fine Julie Mehretu editions at Arion Press here