Hard Traveling. Etchings and Woodcuts [by] DeLoss McGraw. Introduction by David Hickey with selections from writings by John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie, Grady Harp, Gary Soto, Arthur Miller, Shakespeare, and the Holy Bible

By: [Brighton Press] DeLoss MCGRAW

Price: $4,000.00

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San Diego:: Brighton Press. 1985. hardcover. 350 x 287 mm. 13 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches (sheets). Folio, contents loose. as issued in clamshell box with original painted binding by McGraw on. front cover. 10 full color hand-painted etchings and woodcuts, 4. additional three-dimensional cut-out images in plastic sleeves. Hand-. painted folding case with tie and button. Like new.. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies, signed by the artist McGraw – BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED. This piece does not follow the usual tradition of fine printing. Namely, the book is a work of art featuring brilliant colors and a usual format. Thereby the sheets are loose, a printed text followed by artwork created by McGraw. Then one finds the cut-outs and they are fresh and unique, not conformed to the shape and presentation of traditional books. The art is lively and rich with color. The aim of the text is to celebrate the journeys of migration or travel in hard times, especially such as those that inspired the writings by Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck. Editions from the Brighton Press are highly sought after and due to the highly limited editions, their books sell out quickly. “In preparing for this project, DeLoss McGraw immersed himself in the music and writings of Woody Guthrie, heard firsthand accounts from the townspeople of Okemah, and read The Grapes of Wrath. The result, Hard Traveling, is an intimate and personal gathering of writings chosen by the artist to explore the theme of leaving home.” – (press notes). “The most important feeling for me … came on the day the finished book arrived and I unwrapped it for a look. The sense that I had then was that I had been given the rare opportunity to make art twice. One always feels pleasure and pride at finishing a poem, but opening my Brighton Press book for the first time gave me feelings of pleasure and pride that were even greater than when I had written the poems. My poems had been elevated into a whole new esthetic realm by being so beautifully presented. The wine was the same, but when it was served in a beautiful vessel, it tasted a whole lot better, and nobody creates a more beautiful vessel than Brighton Press.” – C. G. Hanzlicek (poet). . 1

Title: Hard Traveling. Etchings and Woodcuts [by] DeLoss McGraw. Introduction by David Hickey with selections from writings by John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie, Grady Harp, Gary Soto, Arthur Miller, Shakespeare, and the Holy Bible

Author Name: [Brighton Press] DeLoss MCGRAW

Categories: Fine Printing,

Publisher: San Diego:, Brighton Press: 1985

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: 350 x 287 mm. 13 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches (sheets). Folio, contents loose as issued in clamshell box with original painted binding by

Inscription: Signed

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: AA3312