Ken Campbell

The Final Ken Campbell Box Set

Ken Campbell

The Final Ken Campbell Box Set

Date

2020

Edition Size

6

Media

Collage, Digital print, Etching, Inkjet, Letterpress, Monoprint, Offset print, Silkscreen

Binding

Box set

$ 18,000.00

4 in stock


Due to age and illness, acclaimed British artist and printer Ken Campbell, is, regrettably, not printing anymore; and he is now distributing his collection of prints, artists’ books, and other ephemera and production material.

This box set contains an illuminating and instructive selection of rare editioned and unique prints, artist’s proofs, exhibition ephemera, and catalogs by and about Ken Campbell. Campbell is an artist’s artist, a poet’s poet, and a printmaker’s printmaker. Rumored to be the “Blake of our Times” due to his focused lifelong production of 24 accomplished artists’ books and dozens of prints. Campbell’s body of artwork is a rare example of creative integrity and vision combined with rigorous and disciplined artistic practice. One of the most creative and accomplished letterpress printers of his time, Campbell’s roots both in trade printing and conceptual and installation art distinguish his work from all of his peers and the typical practice of letterpress printing in general.

This box set, with materials never before made available to the public, is a legacy collection of historical and cultural research resources, which provides the material and social backstory for the exemplary artists’ books and prints of Ken Campbell. The contents would make an exemplary gallery exhibition in any institution and amply serve as a valuable record of the artists’ book genre’s maturation into a stand-alone, fine art genre in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. A limited edition of 6 variant box sets is available.

Published by Brooklyn, Inc., 2020
Compiled by Marshall Weber

Total Items: 51
CONTENTS:
I. ORIGINAL ARTWORK: 11 items

A. Editioned Prints: 10 items
1. A Knife Romance, 1988, letterpress, 24” x 19.25”
2. Blake Said, 1977, edition 40, etching, 15” x 20”
3. Broken Rules and Double Crosses, ed. unknown, 1994, letterpress on fabric, 48” x 36”
4. Crossface, 1992, edition 60, etching, 19” x 20”
5. Horse, 1994, edition 150, letterpress, 25”x17.5”
6. Horse, 1994, color roll edition 35, letterpress, 18”x26”
7. In the Door Stands a Jar, 1987, unique prints, letterpress, monoprint, 24”x19.25”
8. Man Eating Shark, 1991, edition unknown, relief print, 19” x 24”
9. Pantheon Head, 2001, edition of 20, relief print, 14.5”x20”
10. Portrait of the Artists as a Young Prussian, 2001, edition 40, etching, 11.5”x11.5”

B. Prospectus: 1 item
1. Broken Rules and Double Crosses, 1984, letterpress, 25”x17.75”, 1 folded sheet

II. PRODUCTION MATERIAL, 21 items

A. Book page proofs, tests, etc., items (one sheet unless noted)
1. A Knife Romance, 1988, etching, letterpress, 19” x 23.5”
2. Bed of Nails, tests for Skute Awabo, 1992, letterpress, 17.5” x 17.5”
3. Broken Rules and Double Crosses, 1984, letterpress, 25” x 17.75”
4. Dominion, 2002, letterpress, 29.5” x 20”
5. Execution, 1990, letterpress, 15” x 12”, 2 sheets
6. Father’s Garden, 1989, letterpress, 12.5” x 7”
7. Father’s Hook, 1978, letterpress, 13” x 6.5”
8. Fire Dogs, 1991, letterpress, 20” x 15”, 2 sheets
9. Horse, 1985, letterpress, 14” x 13.6”
10. In the Door Stands a Jar, 1987,  letterpress, 11.7” x 11.7”
11. Martyrs, 1989, letterpress, 12.5”x  7”
12. Skute Awabo, 1992, letterpress, 16” x 24”, 2 sheets
13. Skute Awabo, 1992, letterpress, 24” x 18”
14. Ten Years of Uzbekistan, 1994, letterpress, 28.5” x 20”, 2 sheets
15. Tilt, 1988, letterpress, 12” x 9”
16. The Word Returned (image)/Broken Rules (text), experiments, letterpress, 28” x 20”
17. The Word Returned, 1996, letterpress, 28” x 20”, 2 sheets
18. Wall, 2008, letterpress, ink jet, 15” x 15.35”

III. ART, EXHIBITION, AND PRESS DOCUMENTATION, 19 items

A. Posters, 4 items
1. Books, Painting, Prints, and Sculptures, Ken Campbell, 1987, offset, 18”x 24”, Brighton Polytechnic Gallery
2. A Few Ways Through the Window, 1990, letterpress, 19” x 28”, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
3. Ken Campbell: An Artist Books, 1989, letterpress, 23” x 14”, The National Art Library Victoria & Albert Museum
4. In the Central Tradition, 1989, letterpress, 12 ½” x 19”, London Institute Central School of Art & Design

B. Flyers, invitations, card, 8 items
1. The Word Returned, 1996, offset, 5” x 6 ½”, Yale Center for British Art
2. Broken Rules and Double Crosses, 1994, offset, 5” x 7”, New York Public Library
3. Ken Campbell: An Artist’s Books, 1993, offset, 7” x 5 ½”, Coburn Gallery
4. Books, Painting, Prints, and Sculptures, 1987, offset, 6” x 8”, Brighton Polytechnic Gallery
5. Ink Shrines, 1994, offset, 6” x 8½”, Beadsmore Gallery
6. Broken Rules, 2002, offset, 8½” x 6”, North House Gallery
7. Ken Campbell, 1989, letterpress, 4” x 8½”, NA
8. Ken Campbell,1995, offset, 4½” x 9”, Gutenberg-Museum Mainz

C. Catalogs, 7 items
1. In the Central Tradition, 1988, letterpress, 4½” x 9½”, London Institute Central School of Art & Design
2. British Fine Printing, An Exhibition at the Church of St. Lawrence Jewry-by- Guildhall, 1984, offset, 8½” x 6”, City of London Festival
3. Execution: The Book, 1990, letterpress, 5½” x 15”, Granary Books
4. A Few Ways Through the Window, 1990, letterpress, 6” x 12”, Museum Of Modern Art,  Oxford
5. The Word Returned, 1996, offset, 8” x 12”, Yale Center for British Art
6. Broken Rules and Double Crosses, 1994, offset, 8” x 11”, NY Public Library
7. The Maker’s Hand, 2001, offset , 12” x 9.4”, Herzog August Bibliothek