An original, miniature James Castle handmade book from his second solo exhibition at the Bush Barn in Salem, Oregon in 1962. From a private collection and acquired in 1962 after the Salem exhibit traveled to The Image Gallery in Portland, OR. Interior drawings are soot and spit on found newsprint. Castle (1899-1977) was a deaf and mute self-taught artist who created drawings, handmade books and constructions in an intensive daily practice for nearly 70 years. His work has been the subject of retrospectives organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2008) and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2011), and is included in the collections of major museums including MoMA, the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. His work was included in the 2013 Venice Biennale. Additional shipping and insurance rates apply. Item #49.
Condition: Very Good, toning to newsprint, .25” hole on back cover where twine meets the spine.