Item ID: 8330 Paper – Re – Making Book No. 061. Jirí Hynek KOCMAN.
Paper – Re – Making Book No. 061.

Paper – Re – Making Book No. 061.

[8] hand-pulped leaves. 8vo (198 x 134 mm.), deerskin over boards, hand-pulped endpapers. [Czechia]: Self-published, Autumn 1982.

Scarce bookwork by the Czech conceptual artist and bookmaker JH Kocman (b. 1947); WorldCat finds just one example, in Germany.

From the typewritten card: “The book Místo mezi lidmi by P. Bojar was torn into small fragments and these were crushed by grinding in water on mixer. From this pulp hand-paper sheets were made and from these sheets my book No. 061 was bound…Binding in brown velur leather, Signed by a blind stamp on the last end-paper.”

A fine copy, with the signed artist’s card description present.

❧ Not in J | H | Kocman: Artists’ Books and Papers (Galerie Rudolfinum Praha: 1997).

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 8330