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Arthurian Legend]; Madden, Frederick (1839 Transcription);
The Wedding of Sir Gawain
Dmitry Sayenko, 2018. Sayenko, Dmitry. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 6 of 20, folio size, 56 pp., signed by James J. Owens and Dmitry Sayenko, with softcover volume. Fine. Dmitry Sayenko (b. 1965) is a Russian printmaker and book artist; in 1995, he graduated from the Mukhina Art School in St. Petersburg, where he still lives and works, and he continues to teach book arts as he prints and binds his own books. His works are in private collections as well as institutions around the world, including the Russian National Library, the Staatsbibliotheck, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Van Abbemuseum, and the Eoun-ho Kim Collection, among others. "The Wedding of Sir Gawain" is a modern English rendering of the fifteenth-century poem, with the text by James J. Owens, antiquarian bookseller and co-owner of Thorn Books, ABAA, and linocuts by Dmitry. For this project, Dmitry travelled to England and Scotland to study the mediaeval art and architecture, and his linocuts reflect this style, with distorted and often grotesque figures; his linocuts have a visceral mark making and energetically move through the poem, as the text dances across the pages among the images. In addition to creating the linocuts, Dmitry printed and bound the book, and made the paper by hand, to form a tactile experience that transcends merely reading the book; a few of the pages are even hand-torn to imitate the effect of rats gnawing through paper, to the point of obscuring some of the text and illustrations. It feels as though the reader has stumbled across the old pages of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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