Walking back to the car twenty pounds heavier
Post #1182 • May 22, 2008, 3:47 PM • 12 Comments
Yesterday Supergirl and I hung out with fellow Dorsch artist and future comics great Chris Meesey in Los Angeles. After dinner at Hugo's (tamale casserole, ginger lemonade, lime cornbread strawberry shortcake), Meesey offered, "So, you wanna go to a used bookstore?"
"Aw yeah." In my back pocket, a credit card winced. Off to Iliad Books (warning: link requires goggles) we went. Here's the damage:
Roger Avermaete's Dutch monograph of Frans Masereel, published in harcover by Mercatorfonds (Antwerp), 13 x 11.75 inches, 252 pages, over 500 illustrations, two dozen tipped-in illustrations including a striking self-portrait on cream paper, replacement slipcase, $75.
Jean Leymarie's giant Balthus monograph, 14.5 x 13.5 inches, first printing from 1979, 74 tipped-in illustrations, $35.
Brazillier's fascsimile of Matisse's 1936 drawing portfolio, forwarded by Christian Zervos and Tristan Tzara, $35.
Also: Thomas Cleary's translation of Dogen's Shobogenzo and a 1978 copy of Kant's Critique of Judgment. I grabbed something off of Meesey's pile to pay for it. He did the same before I could stop him, so I ended up with a copy of Pentti Otsamo's The Fall of Homunculus.
Life is good!