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Crack Pipe. Nine Silhouettes

Coventry, Keith

(Richmond, N. Yorks.?). Saint Paulinus Press. 2017
Keith Coventry's 'Crack Pipe' portfolio.

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

Keith Coventry (b. 1958), known for his 'White Abstracts' work and 'Estate Paintings' series has also been interested in the drug crack, those who smoke it and how. The present print series explores the latter theme with a series of silhouettes of the plastic bottles manipulated by the user for the purposes of smoking the drug. Coventry has explored the theme in a number of works, notably the 'Crack City' series which reference Morandi.

The prints are titled as follows: 'Highland Spring Sparkling', 'Carrick Glen', 'Ventolin', 'Highland Spring Still', 'Badoit', 'Martell Miniature', 'Evian', 'Pure Life' and 'Spa'.
[11 leaves]. Folio. (515 x 380 mm) Leaf with letterpress title in red, 9 leaves with monochrome letterpress silhouette in black, each with title in burgundy beneath, each signed and numbered in pencil and with tissue guardleaf, final leaf with justification. Loose as issued in original publisher's black cloth backed blue portfolio with ribbon tie, title and vignette in black to central paper label to front board.