HEAVENLY MONKEY. ~ Twelve from Ten. A dozen pieces from Heavenly Monkey’s first decade.
No. 2 of 5 sets put together for Collinge and Clark of a total edition of 12. 12 samples pieces from the press with 4 printed pages of title, colophon and contents and contained in the original printed wrappers with HM in red on the upper cover and housed in the original red cloth solander box with printed labels on the spine and upper cover.
The contents, all set and printed on a Washington handpress by Rollin Milroy, include the first item printed on the press’s new Washington Press in 2000 ‘What the Fisherman Knows’; ‘Good & Evil in the Garden’ handbill; ‘Two Lovers on a Bench’ a 10pp printing from Philip Glass’s opera ‘Einstein on the Beach’; ‘The Temperatmental Rose’ hand-coloured prospectus for Hodgson & Cohen’s book on colour; a 4pp. extract from the initial setting of Jeremy Wilson’s ‘Letter from T.E. Lawrence’ (this was set differently in the published book); and ‘My Card’ text pages from an edition of 9 copies issued by the artist in 2008 each containing 30 unique painted, collaged or otherwise altered business cards.