Heart & Sword artwork on Springsteen Merchandise

November 4th, 2007

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The Heart & Sword artwork found on Magic, Bruce Springsteen’s latest release, is now being used for a variety of items that can be purchased at the Bruce Springsteen Store. http://brucespringsteen.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/fanfire.woa/wo/4.13.5.1″

You can read about the history of the image and how it came to be used this way at http://web.mac.com/nettles3/Tarot_Projects/Heart_%26_Sword.html

Mountain Dream Tarot image on Springsteen’s latest release, Magic

October 3rd, 2007

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The Three of Swords is the disc icon on Bruce Springsteen’s new release, Magic. It is one of the original photographic tarot cards from the deck that I created during the years 1970-75. The deck was printed in a second edition in 2001 and can be ordered on this website. http://www.beanettles.com/store

More information about my tarot projects can be found here. http://www.beanettles.com/works/tarot

For the serious collector, learn about the original hand colored and machine sewn deck. http://www.beanettles.com/works/sbc/sbc.php?p=11

Bat for Lashes visits Chicago and Natasha gets a new headband

October 2nd, 2007

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Some months ago, Doingbird magazine ran features on my Mountain Dream Tarot deck and on Bats for Lashes’ lead singer and writer Natasha Khan. Since then, we have corresponded. Recently her USA tour took her through Chicago and I was able to give her a vintage beaded headband in my possession since the late sixties. Her music is fabulous. Her Fur and Gold album was nominated for the prestigious British Mercury Prize. Check out my favorite video of hers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1wnOUH2jk8

Pyramid Special: Collection of Offset Books by Bea Nettles

September 29th, 2007

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Prairie Book Arts Center is pleased to offer the Pyramid Special, a complete collection of the photographic offset books of Bea Nettles. The entire set is $180 including shipping. A few of these titles will soon be out of print, so this is a excellent opportunity to obtain a complete set for your library. At last count there were 33 complete sets.
You can order this set using PayPal if you scroll to the bottom of this link:
http://www.beanettles.com/store

Portland Art Museum Acquires image from Return Trips

September 25th, 2007

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A recent exhibition held at 22 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon contained several of my artists’ books and a selection of images from Return Trips. The image entitled Dock (pictured on the extreme left side of this photograph) has just been added to the photography collection at the Portland Art Museum. Watch for it in an upcoming Recent Acquisitions show.

Portland Exhibition of Return Trips is now online

September 3rd, 2007

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There is an online tour of my exhibition at the 23 Sandy Gallery available at:http://www.23sandy.com/ I will be giving a gallery talk there on Friday September 21.

Bookbinding workshop at UIUC in October 13-14

August 22nd, 2007

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I will be teaching a popular two-day workshop “East Meets West” on the University of Illinois Campus on the weekend of October 13-14. This class covers the basics of bookbinding and is suitable for beginners. Through the introduction of three distinct styles of bindings, students will learn about binding history, paper, adhesives, sewing, and the essential tools of the bookbinder. For registration information, visit http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/programs/mbms/workshops.html

Where you can find the newest content on this site

August 20th, 2007

Explore the external links area of this site and you will find a survey of photographic images, photographic books, and artists books going back as far as 1969 and as recently as my residency this summer in Iceland. There are also a few quicktime videos of the interactive books.

Book Workshop in Portland this September at 23 Sandy Gallery

August 8th, 2007

Spread the word in the Portland, Oregon area that I will be teaching a two-day East Meets West workshop. Participants will make three structures: hardbound accordion, hardbound book sewn on tapes, and a punch binding. For registration information go to their website at:http://www.23sandy.com/Events.html

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Collection at Yale acquires “Hair Loss”

August 2nd, 2007

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Last month, one of the four copies of Hair Loss was purchased by the Beinecke Collection at Yale University. Another copy of this book was also shown this spring in Chicago at Columbia College’s Center for Book & Arts in Action/Interaction: Book/Arts Conference Exhibition.

Visit the Center’s website at http://www.colum.edu/centers/bpa/

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