Artists proof of this unique book-like project (one of 500) in as new condition. 33 duotone plates mounted on archival board, “finished” in pencil by the artist and presented in a box of natural wood and plexiglas.Signed by John Gossage to copyright page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
“The Things That Animals Care About, And.” Firstly is a unique book cum object that presents thirty-two views of nature as they might appear from the perspective of an animal. The images are for the most part mundane and undistinguished to the human viewer. But perhaps integral to the daily life and well-being of a different species.
Each is presented as a duotone black and white plate affixed to the recto of a matte cream-colored cardstock sheet. Each has an irregular horizontal pencil line that references perhaps terrain – or the horizon – drawn across it. These are accompanied by one blank sheet, two title pages uniquely lettered by John Gossage. As well as a hand-letterpressed colophon that are all housed in the publisher’s 11 x 9 x 2″ ramen wood display box (that doubles as a frame) with a Plexiglas face and sliding wooden closure with Gossage’s hand drawn title silkscreened across it.
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