Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 418

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ELY, TIMOTHY. Consider Your Phantom Replies. Illustrated throughout with imagined colored maps, 'cribriform' glyphs, indecipherable heiroglyphics, verbo-visual imagery, and meaningless diagrams, rendered in mixed media including color inks, dye, graphite, andgold leaf on Arches paper. 287x197 mm; 11 1/4x7 3/4 inches. 4to, unique artist's binding on Russells Casis goatskin with multicolored leather onlays of gesso with watercolor and pigment pencil in relief, paper inset grids with numbers and graphs rendered in ink, watercolor, wax, acrylic, and gold; blind-tooled numbers inked with rose madder and gold; endpapers are Fabriano paper with leather joints; Japanese Kozo paper doublures and flyleaves; felt-lined buckram clamshell case. (SA) New York, 1982

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unique artist's book by ely, the masterly and enigmatic modern bookbinder, painter, and graphic artist. Ely uses the word "cribriform" to describe the fantastical glyps with which he illustrates his unique creations, inspired by scientific and universal concepts.