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Kelm, Daniel and Timothy Ely.
Platonic Versus.,
(Easthampton): 1989. This unique triangular sculpture by Dan Kelm contains 5 flattened tetrahedrons fashioned by Timothy Ely. The sculpture has an integral stand. Height 9 inches; widest part 6 1/4. On the inside of the magnetic lid is printed the title, creators' names, and date. Each tetrahedron is covered in Ely's decorations, symbols, & cribiform writing. These are laced together to be formed into a solid tetrahedron. And their "spines" have slender tubes to receive the long pins provided. Presumably, one folds together the 5 tetrahendrons and pins them together to create a different Platonic solid--the icosahedron--after watching the YouTube video! Kelm's "binding" is fashioned from various boards, cloths, and "Fleckstone paint, extruded composite magnetic material, acrylic polymer, leather dust, brass sheet, and quilted maple. Fine condition. Signed by Kelm & Ely. "The Platonic Versus" is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between these two book artists. The inspiration for its title came from a famous book published the same year, Rushdi's "Satanic Verses." Included here is a signed typed note from Kelm on Wide-Awake Garage letterhead, describing the materials used in his binding, and pricing the book $3000 (in 1989). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA [Hamburg, NY, U.S.A.]
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