The Art of Charles Grogg and The Prophecies of William Blake

21st Editions is pleased to announce two new Platinum Series Deluxe Edition books, Cracked: the Art of Charles Grogg and The Prophecies of William Blake with photographs by Mitch Dobrowner.

Charles Grogg: Cracked toned gelatin silver print, brown cotton thread. 20x24

Cracked: The Art of Charles Grogg with an introduction and eleven poems by John Wood inspired by Grogg’s art.

Charles is personally printing all twelve platinum prints for this book on Japanese Gampi Torinoko, a paper now unavailable since the recent death of its Japanese maker. It is perhaps the most rare and luxurious paper we have ever seen used in platinum printing. Three of the ten platinum prints (each signed) in the book include a hand-sewn application by the artist. The three loose prints known as Reconstructions are large 20″ x 24″ works that are each constructed of nine original solar exposed platinum prints, all sewn together to create the final image (the top three images shown above are the loose Reconstructions). Two of these loose prints also include additional hand-sewn elements. Edition: 39 copies 10 signed bound platinum prints on Gampi Torinoko 3 loose, 20″ x 24″ signed platinum Reconstructions, 20″ x 24″ on Gampi Torinoko Mammoth, upright, 20″ x 21 ∏” and delivered in a custom case 18 copies for sale$12,000

Visit Charles Grogg’s website to see more of his artwork!

The Prophecies of William Blake with photographs by Mitch Dobrowner and an introduction by John Wood.

The Prophecies of William Blake, containing selections from Blake’s Prophetic Books with an introduction by John Wood, is illustrated with twelve platinum prints by Mitch Dobrowner. From the twelve prints (nine of which will be bound) you, as the collector, can customize your book by selecting any three as your loose prints. This title is completely unique and separate from Mitch Dobrowner: Prism Book Number Two that we recently announced.  Edition: 39 copies 12 signed platinum prints Choice of 3 loose signed platinum prints, each approximately 13 ∏” x 17″ Oversized, oblong 16″ x 20″ 18 copies for sale$9,000.

We will be showing both of these titles with the artists at Art San Diego September 1-4, 2011. Please give us a call at 508-398-3000 to reserve your book(s), for more information, or for a complimentary ticket to Art San Diego (click here for ticketing website) We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you soon.

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