Emilia Galotti / book art object / art object / original art / art gift / literary gift / gift for a book lover / vintage book
book art objects: take a vintage hardcover book (even better –– a vintage *and* found/rescued), varnish the pages shut, prime and mask out certain aspects (title, imprint, etc) of the cover, paint an original image on that cover, seal that image with varnish: you now have a book transformed into an art object … perhaps you decorate the back cover as well … since the book has been repurposed into an object, the art may or may not have anything to do with the original subject matter; this is part of what makes it new and original
a vintage book with new, original painting on the cover
art object / book sculpture
a vintage book – in this case, called “Emilia Galotti”, a play in five acts by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
the pages have been varnished shut (clear, gloss); you cannot open this book; it is now an art object, meant to sit on a coffee table or mantle or bookshelf
5 x 7 x 1/2 inches
it is also meant to be handled – the artwork is sealed and protected by acrylic varnish
“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”
― Henry Miller
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.”
― Margaret Thatcher
“To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.”
this is a found/rescued book (in this case, from box in storage)
packaged in a clear sleeve for gift giving, with an explanatory card sticker on the back
a unique gift for a book or art lover.
Everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise.
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Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
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