Jonathan Monk: The End (prints) (2019)
Unique silkscreen print, handmade marbled paper, signed, 27.5×9.8 in, Framed
Unique prints produced during the fabrication of “The End” (book edition).
Jonathan Monk knows that in order to create decorative marble paper you have to mix oil paint and water, two incompatible elements. In this case the artist mixed handmade marble paper sheets (used by bookbinders to create end pages) with “end” (movie) credits.
Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The technique was invented in Japan as early as the 10th century. Occidental bookbinders have been using marble papers as their favorite end pages material since the 16th century.
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