John Armleder Black Cat
Published June 2012
Edition of 10 copies
Each book is signed and numbered by the artist
Format: 37 x 29.7 x 4.5 cm - 14.7 x 11.7 x 1.8 inches
Twelve hand-bound signatures plus one loose sheet
Paper: Arches Watercolor paper 300 gr
Letterpress printing: Atelier Vincent Auger
Goatskin parchment: Class' Cuir
Glitters: Colore Diem
Appearing like a catalogue of carpet or wallpaper samples, Black Cat is an inventory of glitter and a sparkling spoof on art and its history; a table-top book version of Armleder's signature (and stunning) cycle of glitter-paint veil paintings with tongue-in-cheek tributes to Morris Louis and the legacy of Abstract Expressionism.
This book is an homage to the appeal of sparkles, the power of glitter and glamour, and a small wink to the heavens above, which Armleder has been closer to than most.
Please note that images do not represent the true holographic effects due to the complicated nature of photographing glitters.