11 pages of text printed letterpress within a linocut border
Edition of 20 (10 sets bound, 10 sets loose in portfolio boxes)
Select Individual prints $550
Art Hazelwood has created this series of prints based on the book Journeys to the Moon and Sun by Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655). Cyrano was the true life inspiration for the romantic figure of Edmond de Rostand's nineteenth-century play. He was a satirist, swordsmen, poet, and philosopher who indeed had a prodigious appendage. This translation from the original French, based on the 1662 edition, was made by Timothy Hampton, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
Pulcinella in Hades is made up of eight connected etchings. Each etching is 12” x 9” and consists of four plates. The etching techniques used aresugar lift and spit bite aquatints with engraving. David Avery printed the images with help from Art Hazelwood on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper.
The images and the text are bound together in a book form with Japanese silk covers and an embossed cover image. The book has a dual function. It has a removable spine so that it can not only be paged through like a traditional book but it can also be folded out and suspended as a scroll from a cord attached to the book. Klaus-Ullrich S. Rötzscher bound the books at Pettingell Book Bindery, Berkeley, California.
An accordion book of prints on handmade cotton paper
edition of 25
This continuous image book is made up of 10 separate prints joined together into one, as well as a cover image, title page and colophon. The image area measures 12" x 180" (inches). It was published in an edition of 25 at Eastside Editions, Sonoma, CA. Paper for this project was made at Eastside Editions
Francois Rabelais (circa 1490 - 1553) and his satirical writings on the illustrious giants, Gargantua and Pantagruel, were the inspiration for this book of prints.