This picture doesn’t do justice to my Kitab al Fihrist/ Book of list which has been selected for Kaleid 2016 and will have its first outing in London tomorrow, but the content, with text taken from the catalogue of the 10th C. bookseller from Baghdad, Ibn al Nadim, is absolutely enchanting.
As booksellers daughter, remembering my father handprinting his own catalogues, the discovery of al Nadim’s ancient catalogue has been a real eyeopener which I wanted to share. My version has been a long time in the making and with help and encouragement it is finally seeing the light of day. The V&A acquired one copy for their National Art Library.
Talking about acquisitions, I am super pleased to announce that my set of The Crying Game prints is now also in the Print Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, following hot on the heels of the one by Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. They also choose some Child Soldiers and White Collar Black Man prints as these reflect their Dutch Masters holdings.
As my friend called it, a mistress among the masters….
Finally, the Ruth Borchard Collection will show their new acquisitions, amongst which my Self portrait with Bleeding Chest at Kings Place gallery.
And please note that dates for my new show with Jessica Carlisle Gallery have shifted and it will now take place in September this year.
With all these goodies on offer, lets all enjoy ourselves.
20 > 22|05|2016
Offprint London, Art Publishing Fair (with Kaleid Editions)
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
07|06 > 24|09|2016
The Ruth Borchard Collection: next generation. Self Portraiture in the 21rst Century
Piano Nobile Kings Place
90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Making it Happen: Contemporary Artists working in Print: a one day Symposium.
Art Factory 1.10
De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH
02 > 30|09|2016
Hard-boiled Wonderland, with Marcelle Hanselaar, Rui Matsunaga, Nahem Shoa.
Jessica Carlisle Gallery
Mandeville Place, London W1U 2BF