Livers des Artistes. Fairfax, CA, Jungle Garden Press, 1994. One of only three copies, signed by the illustrator, Carl Dern, and the printer, Marie Dern.
|Ram's Head - 1930 (via)|
|A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - 1884 (via)|
|Mz 410 irgendsowas (something or other) - 1922||(via)|
|Nocture - 1940 (via)|
In a Dadaist touch, a textured, liver-shaped piece of metal is laid in, and attached to the box on a piece of string is a small plastic figurine of a baby. It is a fitting "closure" to this quirky tribute to modern art done as a collaborative effort between Marie Dern, a book artist, and Carl Dern, an accomplished sculptor, and it reflects the sense of humor and irony found throughout the work of both artists.