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Kebab. Five Silhouettes

Coventry, Keith

(Richmond, N. Yorks.?). Saint Paulinus Press. 2013
Keith Coventry's 'Kebab' portfolio.

From the edition limited to 36 numbered copies on Somerset Satin, with each print signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.

Depicting the archetypal British post-pub foodstuff, a confection of meat (of uncertain origin) on a skewer grilled vertically, Coventry's prints, each diminishing from the initial whole until only the skewer and support remain, are titled as follows: 'Fat Kebab,' 'Medium Kebab', 'Skinny Kebab,' 'Super Skinny Kebab' and 'Armature'.

[7 leaves]. Folio. (515 x 380 mm) Leaf with title, 5 leaves with printed letterpress silhouettes of kebabs each with title in red beneath, each with guardleaf and signed and numbered by Coventry in pencil, final leaf with justification; sheet size: 520 x 378 mm. Loose as issued in original publisher's black cloth backed burgundy portfolio with ribbon tie, title and vignette in black to central paper label to front board.

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