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Last Supper Codex

Artwork date(s): 1985/6?

Elizabeth Vels
Willem Hendrik Adriaan Boshoff  - (bookbinding by)

Measurements: 300 x 380 x195mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist.
Edition: Unique

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: (Johannesburg, RSA)
Publisher: Artists Book
Cat. 222
Pages: unpaged

Reference noteUnique book-work: 12 small and 1 large book with insert giving numbers of the individual books identifying the apostles' name. All books are signed on inside rear cover.

Hand-made rag and cartridge paper - many with threads and collage in the paper. Ink and water colour decoration/illustration Some books have the name of the apostle worked into the paper in blind (thread).

Compressed pulp board bindings. Wooden housing in the form of a church made by Willem Boshoff containing the twelve apostle books (Last Supper Books) and the main book in the center.

Exhibition notesItem 222 in the exhibition 'Artists Books in the Ginsberg Collection' at the Johannesburg Art Gallery 25/8/96-27/10/96.

Ref: GB/09847

Total images: 4

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