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Ugo Rondinone (Swiss, b.1963)
poems
2006
Portfolio of 10 woodcuts
Edition of 33
30 x 22 inches (76.0 x 56.0 cm)
Price on application

Executed from 25 - 29 September 2006 in Copenhagen, this portfolio is Ugo Rondinone's first major graphic project. 

Portfolio of 10 original color woodcuts, each cut by the hand of the artist from plywood sheets that were then adhered to a lithograph stone and printed from a stone press, the full sheets, printed on 250 gr. cream white wove Velin d'Arches paper, with margins, each sheet signed, dated, numbered and titled "poems" in pencil on the reverse by the artist, executed in an edition of 33 examples (there were also 6 numbered artist proofs and 1 archive proof which is not for sale) printed by the artist under the assistance of Rasmus Urwald, co-published by World House Editions, Middlebury, Connecticut and Edition Copenhagen, in fine condition, contained in a hand-made linen-covered portfolio case with a justification page/colophon. 

Exhibited:

Humlebaek, Denmark, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Selections from the Permanent Collection, 31 October 2006 - 01 March 2007.

Literature:

Kold, Anders. "Folelser lagt pa papir." article in Louisiana Magasin, no.23, November 2006, pp.34-37, illustrated, pp.36 & 37.

Notes:

The artist has specified a preferred hanging order for this portfolio. The prints should be installed three across and three down starting with the top row and running left to right on each row in the following order: 

top row 
print one beginning with the word “summer” 
print two beginning with the word “my” 
print three beginning with the word “get” 

middle row 
print four beginning with the word “time” 
print five beginning with the word “past” 
print six beginning with the word “he” 

bottom row 
print seven beginning with the word “air” 
print eight beginning with the word “one” 
print nine beginning with the word “just” 

the tenth print, the landscape, is to be installed to the right of print nine 
 
Please note an example of this edition is in the permanent collection of the Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst in Humlebaek, Denmark.