Lot 28
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Ryan, Rob

1,500 - 2,000 GBP
2,750 GBP
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  • Ryan, Rob
  • The "First Editions: Re-covered" copy of:
  • book with new dust-jacket
Betjeman, John. Summoned by Bells. John Murray, 1960, small 4to, first edition, illustrations by Michael Tree, original green cloth lettered in gilt, corners slightly bumped

WITH AN ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET BY ROB RYAN, 236 by 538mm., hand-cut paper, signed and dated by the artist ("4/9/17 Robert Ryan") with note by the artist

Catalogue Note

Rob Ryan is a contemporary visual artist who is famous for his intricate papercut work. He has collaborated with Paul Smith, Liberty of London, Tatty Devine and Vogue. Rob has exhibited widely across the UK and internationally and has written and illustrated several books.

“I’ve loved JB since buying a second hand copy of Love is Dead when I was 17. The best age to be buying anything. I loved his prose and film commentaries more than his poetry, he seemed funny and spoke from the heart... People think the Universe is eternal, it’s not, they’re wrong. One day the last star will die, and our universe will die, the bells will ring for the last time. They ring us in and they ring us out”