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Violi, Paul, 1944–2011

Gris-Gris / Paul Violi, Dale Devereux Barker.

Ipswich [England] : Dale Devereux Barker, 2001.
Physical Description:
[25] leaves : ill. ; 41 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2010 21
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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"Gris-gris is the fourth in a series of collaborations between poet Paul Violi and artist Dale Devereux Barker and was published in 2001 in a limited edition of twelve portfolios containing eleven poems and eleven linocuts. All linoblocks and type were printed on 410g Somerset smooth paper by Dale Devereux Barker in Capel, St. Mary, Suffolk, England."
Cover title.
25 unbound leaves in a cloth covered solander box.
Printmaking Today (Summer:2003), p. 31
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 8 of 12. Signed by Paul Violi and Dale Devereux Barker on the colophon leaf. Each lincot is also signed and number by the artist on the reverse.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Barker, D.D. -- Publisher.
English poetry.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Linocuts -- Color.
Linocuts -- England -- 21st century.
Linocuts -- Hand-colored -- 2001.
Barker, Dale Devereux, artist.

  • Towards a February songbook ('Snow')
  • Along Canopus Creek of Sunken Mine Road ('Yellow Terrain')
  • Written in a time of worry and woe ('Vase')
  • Pastorale ('Geezer')
  • Light rain falling on deep snow ('Cubist Still-life')
  • Word Power ('Juan's Pear')
  • Thief tempted by the grandeur of February ('Vases and Leaves')
  • Panorama ('Drinks')
  • For it feels like February 29th or 30th or 31st ('Dwarf')
  • Extended shortages ('Hans and Feet')
  • On the ferry to stromness ('Jasper's Salmon').

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