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Spencer Finch: Ulysses


An uncommon artist’s book based on Spencer Finch’s 2015 Marfa Contemporary exhibition of the same name; printed in an edition of 500, and signed by the artist in orange pencil on the first blank leaf.

Referring to Leopold Bloom’s journey around Dublin, Spencer Finch recounts his peregrinations in New York City on 19 September 2014 through a selection of ca. 1400 Pantone color swatches. Each swatch, with adjacent text revealing what is evoked, conveys sights as mundane as gravestones, subways, books, food, trash cans, buildings, traffic cones, clothing, trees, etc., etc., to the sublime, like the artworks of Albers, Rembrandt, and Veronese.

Designed by the artist Ofer Wolberger.


Color illus. throughout.

220 unnumbered pages.

Oblong 4to (222 x 305 mm.),

Cloth-covered boards, title on spine & upper cover.

Brooklyn, NY: Trying to Press, 2016.

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