Artichoke Yink Press, Organik
CollectionLimited Edition Artists Books
Library of Congress (LoC)
University of Minnesota
University of Southern California (USC)
Matchless is another collaborative project by Organic (Kurt Allerslev, Marshall Weber, and Christopher Wilde). Push is part of an Organic series of artists’ books and multimedia paintings (integrating rubbing, drawing, and painting) composed of imagery and text gathered in New York City (New Amsterdam) and (Old) Amsterdam. The edition version is printed directly from the original on a Xerox Docutek 250 color copy machine on Hahnemuhle Ingre paper.
Matchless content focuses on the multi-faceted history of the Netherlands through both familiar icons recognizable to a global audience, such as windmills and pastoral scenery, and local icons familiar to the Dutch such as assassinated Dutch politician Pym Fortun.
Indeed, Matchless takes on the entire issue of Dutch identity and its testy relationship to European and global history enigmatically mixing Dutch windmills with the character of Don Quixote, geisha girls with Den Hague scenery, and the Paris labor riots with Amsterdam tulip gardens.