Finds of the Fortnight
The set of thirty-five intertitle collages Jess sent to filmmaker Lawrence Jordan, reproduced as prints
Edition of 36 with 6 hors commerce. Numbered + stamped.
Each edition includes 35 archival ink jet prints (varying sizes, approx. 6 × 7 in.) on Japanese paper in a cloth box.
In 1960 American collage artist Jess sent thirty-five collages to the filmmaker Lawrence Jordan. They arrived in an envelope with no note, but several week earlier Jess had commented to Jordan, “You need more subtitles in your films.” This limited edition reproduces the entire set of collages which show a different facet of Jess’s art but nevertheless evince his particular brand of playfulness, sense of humor, and compositional dexterity with both word and image. Each collage is printed in color with archival ink on gorgeous handmade Japanese paper so that reading and arranging (and rearranging) is a visual as well as tactile joy.
The giclée prints are on Japanese Mohachi paper, 300 gsm, each the same size as its original (all approx. 6 × 7 in.). The set is loose inside a dark purple, cloth-bound, half-clam shell box, foil-stamped “Finds of the Fortnight,” and it includes a colophon/certificate of authenticity. Reproduced with the blessings of the Jess Collins Trust and Lawrence Jordan.
This limited edition was created in connection with Siglio’s 2012 publication O! Tricky Cad & Other Jessoterica.
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about limited editions
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