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Judith Mason; A Dante Bestiary (Artist's Book)
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Lot 376

South African 1938-2016
A Dante Bestiary (Artist's Book)
An artist's book by Judith Mason, referencing La Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri, the Florentine poet, signed and numbered 38/100, published by Ombondi Editions, New York, 1996, hand bound by Eric Zimmerman at Markey & Asplund, Foster, Rhode Island or Furi Fine Art Books, Pretoria, in full leather binding using sheepskin Nappa from the Karoo (with buffalo imprint) and calf vellum, with a leather slip case.
offset lithograph
book: 42,5 by 33 by 5,5cm; slipcase: 44 by 32 by 6,5cm

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Estimate R 18 000 - 24 000


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Another example of this publication is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington.


Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect, 7 November 2018 to 1 July 2020. Another example of the publication exhibited in Section 3: Capturing Creativity.

Johannesburg Art Gallery, Artists' Books in the Ginsberg Collection, 25 June to 27 October 1996, Item 181.


Casper Schmidt (1988) The Biggest Problem, ADA Magazine #6, page 49.

Standard Bank Gallery (2008) Judith Mason: A Prospect of Icons, Johannesburg: Standard Bank Gallery. Another example illustrated in colour on page 112.



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