Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Golden Age Of Souvenirs, by John Orth

From the interior of this amazingly beautiful new Pegacorn release:

"The Golden Age Of Souvenirs," is a companion publication to the installation of the same name, exhibited by John Orth 
at Wayfarers (Brooklyn, NY) in the summer of 2014. The exhibition is the culmination of a residency in which Orth explored the idea that the objects that we collect reflect and sometimes inform our emotional lives. Four clay figurines depicting the servant class of British Colonial India and a peacock comprised of pipe cleaners, were the inspiration for this body of work. These objects occupied a shelf besides Orth's bed over the past several years. "The Golden Age Of Souvenirs," expands the narratives of these characters, all the while wringing from them the emotions they have absorbed as unwitting observers of his life.

This book is pure art- beautiful, thought provoking and poetic. It was such a joy to see John make all this work over the summer and then to finally pull together the drawings and inspirations into this publication. A definite must have for any serious art collecting, Risograph/silk-screen fan.

20 pages + cover, 8.5" X 7", saddle stitched with rounded corners.
Risograph printed using blue and burgundy ink on grey, tan and natural colored paper. Grey cover with three color (orange, white and gold), screen-printed by John, inner cover printed with brown Riso ink.
Edition of 200.

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