My Letter to the Troops
Artist: Jim Dine
Dimensions: 420 x 325mm
Edition size: 40
My Letter to the Troops is an artist’s book co-published by Jim Dine and his Paris printer Michael Woolworth, and distributed by Enitharmon Editions.
For the book Dine carved 19 linoleum plates, including the book cover, to accompany ‘My Letters to the Troops’, a powerful and very characteristic poem he wrote in 2015. The linocuts were hand-printed directly from the blocks onto Arches vellum. The letterpress printing was done by S.A.I.G. at L’Haÿ-les-Roses, using Baskerville type. The books were hand-bound by Reliure du Centre in Limoges; and the slipcases made by Stéphanie Dumont in Ivry-sur-Seine.
The signed, slipcased book measures 42 x 32 cm. Limited edition of 40, of which 10 copies are for sale.