Richard Tuttle, Alexey Brodovitch


J.J. Augustin

1945 - 2013

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Sculptural one-of-a-kind artist-bound copy of Alexey Brodovitch's Ballet.

  • Alexey Brodovitch (Russian-American).
  • Sculptural-bound by artist Richard Tuttle (American, b. 1951) in 2013.
  • New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945.
  • First-edition limited original print at 500 copies.
  • 104 black-and-white photogravures.
  • Bound in lambskin over sculpted boards.
  • Housed in walnut presentation box with etched glass featuring ballerinas in various poses.

Tuttle creates one-of-a-kind works of art that merge the written word with fine leather, paper, paint, wood and veneer. These original book bindings have been featured in a PBS documentary on the Chicago Art beat. Tuttle describes his work as follows: “I make literary artifacts. They are designed to pull books down off the shelf and display them in the salon, gallery or home [...] I seek to find a perspective that shouts out a piece of the essence of the literary work. I try to put myself in the author's or character's mind to say something about the time it was written in; the attitude that is explored and expressed; the magic that makes it a work of art."

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Occasional wear to pages.

Height: 11.5 inches / 29.21 cm
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Art, Ballet and Dance, Illustrated, Fine bindings, Photographs
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