KING, Ron, b. 1932 ~ The Friar, from The Prologue of The Canterbury Tales.
Bifolium, being a proof of the text of pp. 21-23, printed letterpress in Plantin type, with original silkscreen print for The Friar on first page with blank verso. From the first edition, titled and monogrammed by the artist in pencil. Image size 325 x 255 mm. Paper size 525 x 362 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-like prints representing the major characters.
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.