The Second Coming (Again). Pressing Issues.
The Second Coming (Again).
The Second Coming (Again).
The Second Coming (Again).
The Second Coming (Again).

The Second Coming (Again).

Seattle: Aubergine Atelier, 2019. Fenton, Jodee. Oblong 24mo. 36(ff)., + 14 Japanese kozo-paper leaves painted on both sides in gouache, tempera, watercolor, and polyacrylic varnish. From an edition of thirty copies, this is one of ten bound in half leather. Each copy in the edition contains unique paintings by Jodee Fenton. These, distributed throughout both as full leaves, cutouts, and paste-downs, encourage a new perspective on W.B. Yeats' seminal poem. Originally composed as a reaction to the pain of the early 20th century—the aftermath of the First World War, the onset of the Irish War of Independence, and the 1918-1919 flu pandemic—Yeats' verses use apocalyptic allegory to capture the fear, brutality, and destruction of the era. Here, Fenton presents the poem as a series of images, mirrored on both sides of each painted sheet, and verses, broken apart by line and by word. The arrangement thus haptically asks the reader to pause and draws insistent parallels between Yeats' time, with its nationalism, anarchy, and destruction, and today. Bound in half leather with decorative paper over boards. Fine, in clamshell box. Top edge red-orange. Prospectus laid in. Item #30615

Price: $2,250.00