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Gérard Charrière Unique Books and Reliures D'Art
January 12, 1990 - March 17, 1990
a retrospective of the handmade works of the Swiss artist
Alphabet of Objects
Printed in 1980, handcolored by Gerard Charriere in 1989. Accordion binding. Green oasis. White and pink calf inlays. Black, black and white and silver onlays. Fluorescent mylar.
Accordion binding. Cover in stone, linen and acrylic paint. Ten paintings in acrylic paint. Signed. Lent by Jane Pearce.
Comme by Marcelin Pleynet
Printed in 1965, artist binding 1966. Black oasis. Onlays of leather and silver metallic paper. Gold and blind tooling.
Dildoides by Samuel Butler
Published Kingston, RI, Biscuit City Press. Illustrations and bindings by Gérard Charrière. Violet chagrin, inlays of objects; palladium and blind tooling.
Printed in 1974, artist binding 1989. White chargin. Black whale skin and black calf and paper onlays. Oeser and blind tooling.
En 33 Morceaux by Rene Char
Printed in 1956, artist binding 1965. Vellum decorated with ink and white oeser tooling.
Le Miroir du Merveilleux by Pierre Mabille
Printed in 1962, artist binding 1988. Black oasis. Mirror inlay. Leather and mylar onlays. Gold, palladium, oeser and blind tooling. Lent by the Ted Cronin Gallery.
Les Mains Libres by Paul Eluard and Man Ray
Printed in 1937, artist binding undated. Green morocco. Gold, oeser and blind tooling. Lent by Jane Pearce.
Accordion binding. Cover in stone, acrylic paint and resin. Drawings with acrylic paint, graphite, sand, resin and bookbinding tools. Signed.
Manhattan Third Year Reader by Mark Beard
Thirty five linocuts by Mark Beard. Binding in black morocco and mixed media collages. Blind, gold and oeser tooling. Lent by Leonard Schlosser.
Coptic binding. Seven original drawings on flax paper with mixed media. Lent by the Sackner Archive.
New York City Pulse
Twelve mixed media paintings on paper treated with resin and sand. Twenty-one paintings in silver acrylic. Signed. Lent by Fribourg University Library.
Out … There
Seven original drawings with oil crayon, ink, bookbinding tools and palladium. Binding in ostrich leather painted with acrylic. Signed.
Pas by Samuel Beckett
Printed in 1977, artist binding 1989. Reversed baby alligator with painted paper inlays. Endpapers painted in pochoir style. Inscribed to Gerard Charriere by Beckett. Lent by the Ted Cronin Gallery.
Twelve mixed media paintings on paper treated with resin and sand. Twenty two paintings in silver acrylic. Accordion bindings. Cover in stone, acrylic paint and resin. Signed
Poems by Stephen Spender
Fifteen handwritten pages of poems by Stephen Spender. Letter dated August 10, 1967 from Spender to Charriere laid in. Quarter snakeskin and linen binding. Two mixed media paintings onlays. Oeser and blind tooling. Lent by the Ted Cronin Gallery.
Accordion binding. Eight paintings with sand, metal powder, acrylic paint and resin. Covers with stone, metal powder, acrylic paint and resin. Signed.
Reve and Fantaisie
Accordion binding. Acrylic paint and painted thread. Stone and leather on cover. Signed.
Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Printed in 1929, artist binding 1985. Blue morocco. Multi-color leather onlays. Gold, palladium and oeser tooling. Rowlux inlay. Lent by Jane Pearce.
Accordion binding. Five original paintings with acrylic, ink, oil crayon and bookbinding tools. Signed.
Solomon R. Guggenheim
Photographs by Ted Cronin with text on 24 pages. Black oasis leather with blind tooling. Signed.
To The Consciousness of a Shooting Star
Poetry by David Rattray. Title page calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Letterpress printed on handmade papers by Yasuichi Kubota and Dieu Donne Papermill, bound in paper-covered boards. Published by Vincent FitzGerald & Co. (On loan from Vincent FitzGerald & Co.)
Toro by Michel Leirie and Andre Masson
Printed in 1951, artist binding 1973. Black morocco. Inlays of oil paintings and silver colored nails on front and back covers. Gold and oeser tooling.
Traveling Through Dream Landscapes
Four original drawings with ink, oil crayon and bookbinding tools. Black oasis. Black leather onlays. Palladium, oeser and blind tooling. Signed.
Traveling Through La Jungle Sauvage
Five original drawings with oil crayon, ink and bookbinding tools. Signed.
Une Messe Blanche by Bernard Noel and Alain Le Foll
Printed in 1970, artist binding 1976. Black oasis. Decorated mylar inlays. Palladium and blind tooling.
Une Vision Nouvelle
Fourteen original drawings with ink, graphite powder and bookbinding tools. Signed.
Voir by Paul Eluard
Printed in 1948, artist binding 1974. Red morocco. Rowlux inlay, leather and photograph, white acrylic paint. Gold, palladium and blind tooling.