Circus: The Artist as Saltimbanque. Illustrations by Walter Bachinski.
[Shanty Bay Press].

[Shanty Bay, Ontario:] Shanty Bay Press, [2010]. One of 60 copies, signed by Janis Butler and Walter Bachinski. The two designed the book together. The color linocuts and pochoir illustrations are by Walter Bachinski. The text and color printing was executed by Janis Butler. With eight multi-colored linocuts and four full-page pochoir illustrations. Fine in fine slipcase. With original prospectus. Folio. 10 1/2 x 15. 52, [2] pp. (Item ID: 15440)


The text is a variety of writings based on the idea of the artist and the circus from the era of Picasso and Cezanne, both of whom influenced Bachinski. The authors include Baudelaire, Apollinaire, Beaumont, Miller, Rilke, and Twain. The texts "are funny, surreal, serious, and poignant, and all have to do with the circus. With this book, I hope to stimulate the activity of the three ring circus, where something different is happening in each ring." (Bachinski).

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