Sunday, April 6, 2008

"Electrostatic Portraits", 1969

Cover of "Electrostatic Portraits"

Roland Penrose

Jasia Reichardt

Peter Schmidt

The three pictures above are from an Edition Hansjorg Mayer publication called "Electrostatic Portraits", and were created by Peter Schmidt in 1968. They were made by assembling the personal effects of the subject, and then photo copying the assemblage. Here is the cover and the "portraits" of Roland Penrose, Jasia Reichardt, and Peter Schmidt. An oblong folio of 30 pages with 16 full page illustrations in black and white, photocopies pasted on grey cloth, with a heavy rubber-like opaque cover. These 3 and 13 portraits like them were bound in an edition of 25. These will be added to the "Publications" section of in the near future.

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