Through the the foresight of Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, SecMoCo were pleased to be approached to design the first monograph on the early work of Jeremy Dellar, who has since become a Turner Prize-winning, internationally acclaimed artist. An absorbing feature of the design was a diagramatic key of the images, with corresponding numerical listing, incorporated on the inner front and back cover pages. It was a small publication, designed to be a pocket-sized reference tool, easily carried about the person.
First published, in an edition of 1,000 copies, by Salon 3 London, UK, 1993. Edited by Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt. Texts by John O’Reilly and Dave Beech, with additional artist annotations of featured works.
170mm x 118mm; 96pp; 136 colour and 36 b&w images; 4-colour softback cover with flaps; printed by Jim Pennington, Lithosphere, UK.
Context from the Cornerhouse website:
‘In many cases, this book provides the only permanent record of Deller’s ephemeral output, documenting the stickers, flyers and posters that have been lost forever […] This pocket-sized book, containing over 130 colour images, is a delightful illumination into Deller’s work.
Context from Amazon:
‘This is a great collection of work from the turner prize winner Jeremy Deller. This charts all of his early work from when he held an exhibition in his mum and dad’s house to when he sold t-shirts emblazoned with slogans such as ‘my booze hell’. There are also some great quotes and his style and work make you feel like you know him personally. Equally captvating for artists and non-artists, this collection of work will inspire you to create your own interventions and will help you to see society in a more positive way.’
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