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Bodman, Sarah
Flowers in hotel rooms. Volume IV / Sarah Bodman.
[Bristol, England] : Sarah Bodman, 2009.
Physical Description:
[1] folded sheet ([10] panels) : illustrations ; 14 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.B74 F563 2009
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Limited edition of 25 signed and numbered copies.
Artist's book. Accordian style folded leaves, each printed with an image of flowers or plants in a hotel room. This is the fourth in a series of books originally inspired by Richard Brautigan's novel "The Abortion."
"The series has become a set of journals, documenting my own actions as well as those of characters in novels, or writers whose work I admire. Working in Poland, meant a stay near the home of the writer and artist Radoslaw Nowakowski so we could interview him and film his books. He lives in Dabrowa Dolna, a tiny hamlet, and as I sat outside at dusk with the dogs barking (reading Ethan Frome by Edith Warton) I noticed the garlic that had been nailed up for protection outside the front door by the wonderful B&B owner. In Minneapolis last winter, with long, cold corridors but no snow, I'm reading The Shining by Stephen King, and set about typing 'all work and no play' on a portable plastic typewriter. In Glasgow, reading Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor I amuse myself in Palahniuk fashion by asking Tom (Sowden) if he can write 'kill yourself' in the steam on the bathroom mirror of the hotel room he is sharing with a friend of ours, who is never fully awake in the mornings, and of course he doesn't even notice it. In Frankfurt, reading Haruki Murakami's After Dark, I can create my own night-time take on the novel with the ink stamped on my arm from visiting Takashi Murakami's 'Murakami' exhibition that afternoon. In Whitby, England as the mist rolls in from the sea, I willingly watch it envelop the window as I read Nosferatu In Love by Jim Shepard, 2009."--Description provided by the artist.
"Archival inkjet print from original photographs on Woodstock Superfine paper, bound with six-sheet card, screenprinted text on cover and inside cover."--Description provided by the artist.
Artists' book yearbook 2010-2011, page 197
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 14 of 25, signed by the artist. With raffia tie.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Bodman, Sarah -- Autograph.
Flowers in art.
Interior decoration.
Artists' books -- Great Britain
Accordion fold format (Binding)
Bodman, Sarah, publisher.
Brautigan, Richard. The Abortion.

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