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Item date(s): September 2013

Veronika Schäpers  - (book artist)
Choukitsu Kurumatani  - (text by)
Katja Cassing  - (translated by)

Pages: unpaged
Size: 460mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: #4/35

Place publication: Tokyo / Berlin
Publisher: Artists Book
Exhibition 2022

Additional notes:
A short story about an elderly Japanese couple that keep a rhinoceros beetle as a pet for one summer and autumn.

Nashornkäfer-Zeichnng (Rhinoceros Beetle) illustration (forming the bottom of the box) by Hanna Zeckau.

Printed on 60 year-old Toshaban-Genshi-Paper (Ganpi) from polymer plates and Vinyl mats.

Binding: Katagami Paper No. 10.

Edition: 35 Arabic and 5 Roman numbered copies.

Bilingual: German and Japanese.

Bound Japanese style with bamboo strips. The covers are laminated onto fabric allowing them to bend in two.

The book is laid in a wooden box with the title on the sliding lid.

Paper samples.

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/14186

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