Cover by Norman Conquest
Diptych #4 (2006) by Jim McMenamin & Norman Conquest
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Courtesy of a private collection. Click on the image for a larger view.
And speaking of threesomes…
let’s turn from art nostalgia to Lit nostalgia.
No, it’s not a mystery but it was written by the Grand Master himself—Lawrence Block—under the penname Jill Emerson. The paperback was published in 1970 and is long out of print, but it’s available in a Kindle edition here.
I haven’t read it yet, but you can bet I will.
3-De Sade (1979). Book-object by Norman Conquest. Mixed media: book, blood, and spike. One of three examples. [photo: bps]
Having seen this work up close, I can report that the spike driven through the cover served to elevate the edition as a display stand.
According to the artist this was not intentional, but “a fortuitous perk.”
More remarkable was how Conquest managed to achieve the nearly identical three-legged bloodstain on all three covers.
Can’t find a credit for this work, but it’s certainly worth exploring. [Click on image for larger view.] More nice color work here.