Dine, Jim

The Bending of the Bow: de luxe edition

£1,500

Dimensions: 330 x 260mm
Medium: Artist’s Book
Format: Hand-bound and slipcased
Edition size: 75
Date: 1993

In this eloquent colloquial version of the closing books of Homer’s Odyssey, Neil Curry has scrubbed the story free from all its side-tracks and digressions so as to leave clear one thread of Odysseus’s final journey: from the shores of Ithaca to the marriage-bed where he is finally reunited with Penelope.

The edition is limited to 75 copies, signed by the poet, hand-printed in 14pt Monotype Baskerville on Canaletto 160gsm (fine) and bound and slipcased by The Fine Bindery. Jim Dine’s signed original etching of The Head of Homer, which is contained loose in a wallet in the slipcase, was printed on 300gsm Hahnemühle at the Spring Street Workshop in New York. The lithographic frontispiece and four photogravures bound into the book all reproduce drawings from Dine’s Glyptotek series of 1987-8: they were printed in London by Pauper’s Press and Hope Sufferance Press.

The Bending of the Bow

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