KING, Ron, b. 1932 ~ The Wife of Bath, from The Canterbury Tales.
Original silkscreen print. Titled and monogrammed by the artist in pencil. Second edition, smaller in size than the first and printed in larger numbers. Image size 284 x 205 mm. Paper size 395 x 269 mm.
Ron King’s first artists’ book, The Prologue, was printed in 1967 using text from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales’ accompanied by 20 silkscreen mask prints representing the major characters in the work. This print was done for the 1978 second edition, which differed in size from the first, being rather smaller but still printed by the artist’s hand.
Ron King is probably the most important book artist working in Britain today and continues to produce outstanding, innovative work, leading the way in this art form.