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Item date(s): October, 2016

Veronika Schäpers  - (book artist)
Cees Nooteboom  - (text by)

Size: 500mm
Language: German; Dutch
Inscription: Signed by both artists.
Edition: #3/36

Place publication: Karisruhe
Publisher: Artists Book
Exhibition 2022

Additional notes:
"Mount Fuji rising above the clouds is the symbol of Japan and has provided a spiritual basis for the Japanese since ancient times. This 3.776m high, dormant volcano is world renowned for its symmetry and serenity. Nooteboom describes Mount Fuji from different perspectives, expressing his admiration. The 36 images are inspired by the fading gradations resembling the sky in the woodblock prints of Hokusai’s '36 views of Mount Fuji'. The book comes in a box containing five kitchen sponges in the shape of Mount Fuji, standing for one of the countless goods representing the national treasure."

Reference note:
The oblong book, within double Mylar covers, is housed in a balsa-wood box with lid. Divided into five small containers below, each with a coloured sponge in the shape of a mountain. This is covered with a wooden bridge on top of which the book rests. The book is in a Mylar sleeve ( on which the colophon is printed) folding towards the centre which enables the book to be lifted out of the box.

The book consists of 35 prints followed by two pages of poems, one in German and the other in Dutch. A typed English translation is laid in.

Together with the original watercolour of one of the prints, i.e. each book has one watercolour.

Paper sample 72Fr

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/15392

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