(Lancaster, California): N.P. 2009. 8vo, 30 leaves, spiral bound in painted black wrappers. Fine. Item #204628
Painter, poet, broadcaster, and human rights activist Austin Straus has been producing unique handmade artist's books for several years. His book artwork is represented in numerous libraries and museums. This book, as titled, consists of thirty indiviual collages, each approx. 5 X 7 inches, mounted to leaves of colored paper. The collages reflect the artist's expansive and restless vision and multifaceted visual vocabulary of texts, images, fragments, painting, calligraphy and found objects. A lively compendium, filled with surprises, humor, and deep feeling.