(Shanty Bay, Ontario, 2016). A lush Venus pochoir triptych (17 x 10), matted and set within the cover of a clamshell box (22 x 15), floats over a 9 x 14, 21-page book of poems on the theme of Venus, illustrated with color linocuts by Walter Bachinski. Quarter bound by Janis Butler in cloth with a five-color reduction linocut on the upper cover. When the book is opened, one can read the poems while viewing the triptych. Fine, with prospectus. Item #17913
One of 35 signed copies printed in handset 16 pt. Bembo on 200 gsm Arches Cover. The three poems are by Arthur Rimbaud, Rainer Maria Rilke, and 4th century poet Tiberianus. The great bather paintings by Cezanne, Matisse, & Renoir inspired Bachinski's Venus pochoir triptych. His previous artist's books with a classical theme are "Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite," Virgil's "Georgics," and Ovid's "Metamorphoses."