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I Had a Blueprint of History
An artist's book in handmade paper with poem by Tom Sleigh
November 1 — 8, 2012
October 23, 2012, New York, NY. Dieu Donné announces the the release of Lesley Dill’s artist’s book, “I Had a Blueprint of History” on display in the Dieu Donné gallery beginning Thursday, November 1, 2012 and on view through Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Lesley Dill collaborated with Dieu Donné master papermaker Paul Wong to custom design unique watermarks and pigments for each page of this limited edition book. Dill also worked directly with master printer Peter Kruty over a period of three years to letterpress print 31 pages of imagery that illuminate the poem Blueprint, by Tom Sleigh. Each page is a distinctive print with binding designed to allow the pages of the book to be taken apart and framed individually or in layers, which accentuate the use of translucent pages to build the artist’s imagery. Dieu Donné Press publisher Sue Gosin collaborated with the creative team throughout the project to create this limited edition of 30 artists books.
About Dieu Donné: Founded in 1976, Dieu Donné is a non-profit artist workspace dedicated to the creation, promotion, and preservation of contemporary art in the hand papermaking process. In support of this mission, Dieu Donné collaborates with artists and partners with the professional visual arts community.
Images: Lesley Dill, I Had a Blueprint of History, 2012. Letterpress and collage on watermarked handmade cotton and abaca paper, 18 ¾ x 14 ½ inches. Edition of 30.
Published by Dieu Donné Press and Peter Kruty Editions.
The artistic and educational programs at Dieu Donné are made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and Foundation support including: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cowles Charitable Trust, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Greenwall Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Minnow Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and the New York City Investment Fund along with major individual support.