Madonna Comix (Collector's Edition)


Authors: Dianne Kornberg and Celia Bland

Copyright: 2014

Binding: Hardback in Collector's Edition Box

Page Count: 56/76, including gatefolds


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This limited edition of twenty-five is a boxed edition of Madonna Comix, the large-format collaboration in image and word by visual artist Dianne Kornberg and poet Celia Bland. Included with this 11 1/4" X 17 1/2" hardcover book are a signed and numbered 11 1/4" X 17" artist print and a custom-made and signed dedication to Jim Leisy, publisher, who died before the book's release, plus some other surprises.

Madonna Comix is the culmination of a collaboration that began in 2009 when poet Celia Bland encountered the work of visual artist Dianne Kornberg in Collaborative Vision: The Poetic Dialogue Project at the Chicago Cultural Center. Over the course of three years, Bland and Kornberg, who live at the country’s east and west extremes (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and Obstruction Island, Puget Sound, respectively), created the work through email exchanges, phone calls and a crucial in-person meeting at Kornberg’s remote island studio.
The work is a true collaboration, with skeins of poetry and snippets of other text woven inextricably into the prints and the artwork standing on its own as a startling new means of expression for the artist.

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