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...from the secret life of statues

artist’s book: type C photographs, typesetting, embossing, 64 pages, leather cover, hand stitched binding
24.8 × 19.8 cm (page) 25.8 × 21.0 × 2.6 cm (closed) 25.8 × 43.3 cm (open)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
ed. 10/10
embossed in silver on front cover u.c.: ...FROM THE / SECRET LIFE / OF STATUES
embossed in silver on spine u.c.: LYSSIOTIS / FROM / THE / SECRET / LIFE OF / STATUES
embossed on fronticepiece c.: ...FROM THE SECRET / LIFE OF STATUES
typeset in ink on fronticepiece l.c.: MASTERTHIEF ENTERPRISES
typset in ink on page nine c.: PETER LYSSIOTIS
typeset in ink and inscribed in blue fibre-tipped pen on page fifty-five u.l.: ...From The Secret Life Of Statues was made in an / edition of ten copies during the second bleak year of the / Kennet Liberal government’s reign in Victoria – 1994. / The photographs are Agfacolor CN312, Type 8 prints / and are mounted with acid free tape. Text is hand-set in 118 pt. Garaldus and letterpress printed on Velin Lana / Royal 140 gsm, acid free stock. Sections are French sewn / on tapes, bound in full leather glazed kid, with lettering in / silver foil by Nick Doslov – Renaissance Bookbinding. / Each book has been signed and numbered by the artist. / You have just leafed through copy number 10 / P Lyssiotis
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Mrs E. M. Borrow, Fellow, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display