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True to Life

Item date(s): 2004

Julie Chen

Pages: unpaged
Size: 383mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist.
Edition: 9/100

Place publication: Berkeley, CA
Publisher: Flying Fish Press
Exhibition 2022

Additional notes:
Colophon: True to Life was written, illustrated, and designed by Julie Chen. It was letterpress printed using a combination of pressure plates, woodblocks & photopolymer plates. It was assembled and bound at Flying Fish Press with expert assistance from Macy Chadwick. The image that appears on each page is one section of a long, continuous visual timeline that can never be viewed all at once.

In drop-back box with magnetic closure. The book is contained in a box behind a perspex window and is viewed by manipulating 12 tabs at the sides where the images can be mixed and matched.

Item 2 of Catalogue 31 - Priscilla Juvelis Rare Books (Five Books From a New Location).

Item 36 of Catalogue 32 - Priscilla Juvelis Rare Books.

Illustrated on page 29 of The Book as Art, Artists' Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2006.

Illustrated on page 165 of "Book Art Object", The Codex Foundation, 2008.

Illustrated on page 12 of Masters: Book Arts, curated by Eileen Wallace, 2011.

Illustrated on page 3 of Fine & Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art by Betty Bright, 2012.

Included in the special exhibition at the Library of Congress on 19th April, 2013 for CODEX Mexico.

Exhibition notes:
Creative Research: The Artists’ Books of Veronika Schäpers, Robbin Ami Silverberg and Julie Chen JBCBA, WAM

22 September to 15 December 2022

Ref: GB/10157

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