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Richard Minsky
Hudson, NY
b. 1947


Richard  Minsky   is an Artist Member of The Center for Book Arts.


RICHARD MINSKY founded The Center for Book Arts in 1974. He is a printer, bookbinder, and creator of many seminal book art works. His series, The Bill of Rights, includes 10 works in an edition of 25 copies, and his recent binding on the 1949 edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four incorporates a video camera and monitor in the cover.

http://www.minsky.com

Richard  Minsky organized
Open for Action: Political Book Art

Book Arts in the USA
 an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America

The Effects of Time
 an exhibition of books before 1600 with artwork by insects and rodents, mangled by bookbinders and dealers, etc.

Bookworks by Tom Phillips
 A verse translation of Dante's Divine Comedy by Tom Phillips with images and commentary

Book Artchitecture
 an exhibition in which the structure of the book supports the metaphor of the content or is the content

Richard  Minsky's work was exhibited in
Open for Action: Political Book Art
Forlorn Hope: The Prison Reform Movement by Larry E. Sullivan
(2000) Binding: Injet on canvas, chain. Wood box, latex paint, lacquer.
Fall Forward
 an exhibition featuring current faculty
Minsky in London by Richard Minsky
(1980) Edited with an introduction by Pamela Moore. Ninety photographs by Richard Minsky; includes 45 RPM record. New York and London. Letterpress.
This day in history . . .
 the 1995 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Minsky in Bed
(1988) Edition Color Master
Love and Romance
 1992 Artist Members Exhibition (22 works by 22 artists)
Minsky in Bed
(1988) Edition Color Master
Guiding Hands
 Center for Book Arts 1992 faculty show
Untitled
(1991) Blank book of t.H. Saunnders paper. Niger goatskin, lacquer and gold leaf over gessoed boards with silk endbands, edges are watercolor and beeswax.
Artists' Books from A to B
 contemporary artists' books for display in the HarperCollins lobby
Untitled Lacquer Binding
(1991) courtesy of the artist
Economy of Space
 Book Arts under four inches
Music Theory
(1971) Full leather binding with onlay, hand-marbled end papers.
Dieu DonnéPapermill: 15 Years
 an exhibition showcasing fifteen years of collaborations in handmade paper
Print from MINSKY IN BED
(1990) Watercolor and gold leaf on ink-jet.
Watercolor and ink-jet print from ANIMAL MAGNETISM
(1991)
1991 Spring/Summer Faculty Show
Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up
(1991) Text by Bob Colacello. Case binding, computer ink-jet on primed canvas, acrylic, diamonds
Book Arts in the USA
 an exhibition of work by 51 artists; a cultural presentation of the United States of America
Crisis of Democracy, The
(1980) Bookbinding of sheep, title in gold, with barbed wire wrapping. Text by Crozier, Huntington and Watanuki for the Trilateral Commission, published by New York University Press, 1975.
The Altered Page
 selections from The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
Book Makers: Center for Book Arts First Five Years
(1979) Print. Signed.
New Work
 the 1986 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Untitled blank book of Rives BFK paper
(1986) Leather, acrylic, varnish
A Survey of Bookworks by Photographers
 books that reflect visions not observed through a lens of a camera, but rather through the eye of the artist
Mind Screen
(1985) Album of 19th Century Japanese hand-colored albumen prints. Lacquer, enamel, gold leaf and varnish on gessoed board. Collection of Richard and Ronnie Grosbard.
Book Artchitecture
 an exhibition in which the structure of the book supports the metaphor of the content or is the content
Tetrascroll, Model of Buckminster Fuller's
(1979) Bookcloth. Loaned by Polly Lada-Mocarski.
Center for Book Arts: The First Decade
 an exhibition at The New York Public Library
Blank book
(1983) Nigerian goatskin. Collection of Susan Pear and Louis K. Meisel.
Dog Bite, The by Barton Lidicé Benes.
(1977) Published by Plain Wrapper Press, New York, 1970. Binding by Richard Minsky, 1977. Skin of unknown origin.
Minsky in London by Richard Minsky
(1980) Edited with an introduction by Pamela Moore. Ninety photographs by Richard Minsky; includes 45 RPM record. New York and London. Letterpress.
The Book
 seven artists/different visions
Minsky in London by Richard Minsky
(1980) Edited with an introduction by Pamela Moore. Ninety photographs by Richard Minsky; includes 45 RPM record. New York and London. Letterpress.
Book Makers
 Center for Book Arts first five years
North American Hand Papermaking
(1976) 2 volumes, accordion-style folding book. 31 sheets of handmade paper works, photographs and statements by artists.
Unicorn Tapestries, The by Margaret B. Freeman
(1977) Published 1976; Binding 1977. Work by apprentices at Center for Book Arts, commissioned by Metropolitan Museum of Art. Oasis goat, ivory horn hand carved by Nicholas Caraccio.

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