WINSTON, Sam. ~ A Dictionary Story.
One of only 100 signed copies. Written and designed by the artist Sam Winston. 24pp concertina, set in Times Roman and printed offset litho on 170 gsm Storafine paper. 35x 13 cms, housed in the original white cloth cover with an olive-green printed slipcase. As new.
“I became interested in the Dictionary because it has the ability to say everything that can be ever said, it contains all the stories imaginable but just not in the right order....
My work often focuses on how we used language-from the order we read words to the shape the pages take. I look at existing books - such as Dictionaries, timetables and childrens stories - as see if I can make new narratives from them” (Sam Winston)
Sam Winston is an important British artist who creates sculpture, drawings and books that question our understanding of words both as carriers of messages and as information itself. A Dictionary Story is one of his earliest works and remains one of great importance. There are a tiny number of these books left. They are represented in several institutions in the UK and the US and in many important private collection.