Taschen Collectible Books
February 1 - 29, 2016
With all the technology that we live with everyday, there is something to be said about curling up with a good book. Before television, movies, and the internet, books have been hand-crafted by artisans and illustrators, and with the invention of the printing press, have made art and artists available to the public since the late 19th century.
Famous art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard (1866 ‐ 1939) was deeply committed to the production of artists' books and created several limited edition volumes that are still sought after today. A livre d'artiste, or artist's book, is a work of art in the form of a book, often created to illustrate a literary work. The limited edition book would be published with the accompanying loose prints, often contained in a case or linen box. During the 1900's, Europe's well known artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Miró, and Chagall, collaborated with the most important publishers in Paris to create lavishly printed limited edition books based on great works of literature, reaching all the way back to the second century. Andre Suares, a well-known publisher of the last century said of Vollard's artists' books; “Books like these have never been done before and will never be done again.” And we feel the same of the offerings from Taschen.
In keeping with the tradition of book collecting, ÆRENA Galleries and Gardens is pleased to present a selection of collectable limited edition books by the world renown publisher Taschen, including their line of SUMO books that include: Annie Leibovitz, The Rolling Stones, Ai Weiwei, Sebastião Selgado, and a very limited number of the sold out Gisele Bündchen and David Bowie.
Please contact your art consultant immediately to acquire as quantities are extremely limited or visit our galleries to view the works in person throughout the month of February.
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