Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Peter Wegner | Remarks on Color
Remarks on Color
Berkeley, USA: Self-published, 1997
[unpaginated], 29.5 x 22.5 x 7 cm. [slipcase], cloth bound
Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies
A three-volume bookwork which explores a system of standard paint colours used by hundreds of paint and hardware stores across the USA. Inspired by Wittgenstein's posthumously published treatise of the same name, the books are Wegner's attempt to "explore the philosophical armature of his own project."
Volume 1, Color, features the artist's paintings of paint chips (below); Volume 2, Remarks, adds the code name and number; Volume 3, Remarks on Colour combines the corresponding codes and names. The books are printed with blind embossing and waterless offset-lithography on acid-free paper, wth 41 custom-tinted fade-resistant inks, and are housed together in a slipcase.
Labels: artists' books