Booklet by Martin Fidler and Simon Cutts, 1974
Ocean Stripe 5.
Book by Ian Hamilton Finlay.
Tarasque Press, 1967 © cdla
There are currently two exhibitions of modern and contemporary artists books showing at the V&A Museum. The first, ‘Certain trees: the constructed book, poem, and object, 1964-2008’ is an exhibition of 16 artists who work with visual and Concrete Poetry such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Thomas A. Clark, Simon Cutts, Erica van Horn, and Colin Sackett. Important publishers are represented in the exhibition, including the Tarasque, Moschatel and Coracle presses. The exhibition runs until 17th August.
The second exhibition is ‘Blood on paper: the art of the book’, a large scale exhibition which includes new commissions by Anselm Kiefer, Richard Tuttle and Not Vital as well as older works by Sol Lewitt, Daniel Buren, Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhoades, Damien Hirst, Paula Rego, Dieter Roth and others. The exhibition runs until 29th June.