Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.
Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.
Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.
Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.
Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.
Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.
Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.
Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.

Collection of Seventeen Cuban Artists' Books published by Ediciones Vigía.

Assortment of elaborate, unique handmade artists' books incorporating original collage elements with typewritten, mimeographed, and other types of printed texts on a variety of paper stocks and weights, constructed from diverse materials including craft and copier paper, watercolor, mirror glass, stamps, wax, ink, tissue paper, linen, sandpaper, yarn, ceramic, stone, twine, and feathers, exemplifying the renowned Cuban bookmaking cooperative's lyrical and idiosyncratic productions, authors and artists represented include Gerardo Fulleda León, Rolando Estévez, José Martí Pérez, Marialva Ríos, Digdora Alonso, Leda Ivo, Frank David Valdés, Teté C. Oliva, Manuel Darío García, Silvio Rodríguez, Karel Bofill Bahamonde, Laidi Fernández de Juan, Sandra Rodríguez Naranjo, Carilda Oliver Labra, Sigfredo Ariel, Hiram Aguiar Hernández de Alba, and others. Some titles show slight wear. Sizes and bindings vary, most 8vo or 4to. Matanzas, Cuba (Ediciones Vigía) 1991-2017. Most hand-numbered examples from limited editions of 200 copies each.

1. Alonso, Digdora. Bajo el Cielo de Adentro. 99 pp. volume of poetry, designed and illustrated by Rolando Estévez, with several collaged, cut paper, and watercolor elements throughout. Some minor scattered toning and foxing. 8vo. Original collaged craft paper wrpps. with cut paper, watercolor, ink, and string elements. Some minor edgewear. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección del San Juan) 1994. Limited edition of 200 copies.

2. Alonso, Digdora. Cuento Para un Hombre que Lloró Tapándose el Rostro. Single folded sheet of craft paper, opens to a scroll form with yarn and ribbon affixed to the top for hanging, with two silhouettes of a Classical-style warrior affixed to the backing paper, one silhouette of brown craft paper and containing the text of a poem by Alonso, the other a detailed watercolor painting, the whole work designed and illustrated by Rolando Estévez with additional collaged cut paper and watercolor elements. Small tear and some minor wear, edgewear. Folded size 4to. Housed in original brown craft paper envelope with label affixed to front, some handwritten ink notations to verso of envelope. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección Inicios) 2003. Limited edition of 200 copies.

3. Barquitos del San Juan, La Revista de los Niños. Año 2, Numero 3. A single issue of the magazine for children, 20 pp., edited by Alfredo Zaldívar and with illustrations by young artist José Miguel Hernández, featuring contributions from a mix of established poets and children, including Aida Aguiar, Luis Chissés, Leonel Capote, Giusette León, and Gabriela Mistral, enhanced throughout with watercolor and cut paper elements. Some toning and minor foxing. Oblong 8vo. Original thin corrugated cardboard wrpps., enhanced with cut paper, watercolor, and twine, some minor toning and soiling. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección Barquitos) 1991. Limited edition of 200 copies.

4. Bofill Bahamonde, Karel. Ventana Tropical. 22 pp. volume of poetry, designed and illustrated by Rolando Estévez. 4to. Original elaborate sculptural craft paper wrpps. enhanced with cut paper, string, wood, glazed ceramic tile, burlap, and stone elements. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección del San Juan) 2012. Limited edition of 200 copies.

5. Fernández de Juan, Laidi. Mujer Azul. 67 pp. volume of prose, designed and illustrated by Sandra Rodríguez Naranjo, with several collaged, cut paper, and watercolor elements throughout, including a cut paper and watercolor bookmark in the form of a hand holding a fern. Small 4to. Original collaged and painted paper wrpps. enhanced with cut paper and watercolor. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección Trebol) 2011. Limited edition of 200 copies.

6. Fornaris, Teresa. A Propósito del Fast Track. 62 pp. volume of poetry, the text mimeographed on white copy paper, with design and illustrations by Rolando Estévez enhanced by cut paper and watercolor, and seriagraph by Guillermo Rojas. Oblong 4to. Original wrpps., enhanced with cut paper, acrylic paint, watercolor, and yarn, some minor wear and soiling. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección del Estero) 2007. Limited edition of 200 copies.

7. Garcia Marruz, Fina. El Libro de Job. 91 pp. volume on the Old Testament book, designed and illustrated by Rolando Estévez, with several linen pages and collaged elements throughout. Narrow 4to. Original collaged stiff paper wrpps. enhanced with linen, cut paper, sandpaper, yarn, watercolor, and twine elements. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección Venablos) 2000. Limited edition of 200 copies.

8. Ivo, Leda. Todo lo que en Silencio es Lenguaje. 77 pp. anthology of poetry by Ivo, designed and illustrated by Frank David Valdés, with collaged, cut paper, and watercolor elements throughout. Small 4to. Original maroon cloth-covered wrpps. enhanced with cut paper, watercolor, twine, a feather, and a small metal bell. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección del Estero) 2015. Limited edition of 200 copies.

9. Labra, Carilda Oliver. De Elegía por Mi Presencia: Canto V. Single sheet of craft paper, folded accordion-style, containing the text of a single poem by Labra, designed and illustrated by Rolando Estévez, enhanced with string, cut paper, and watercolor. Folded to 8vo. Housed in original craft paper envelope enhanced with cut paper, string, and watercolor. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección del San Juan) 2004. Limited edition of 200 copies.

10. León, Gerardo Fulleda. Voy por Cigarros. 49 pp. transcription of a theaterical work, designed and illustrated by Rolando Estévez, with several collaged elements throughout. 8vo. Original hand-painted collaged paper wrpps. with small shard of mirror affixed to front cover. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección Aforos) 2007. Limited edition of 200 copies. Signed and inscribed by León to front endpaper.

11. La Madera Sagrada: Antología de Poesía. 177 pp. anthology of poetry compiled and edited by Laura Ruíz, text mimeographed on white copy paper, featuring the work of various writers including Digdora Alonso, Serafina Nuñez, Carilda Oliver, Fina García Marruz, Miguel Barnet, Delfín Prats, Luis Lorente, Rolando Estévez, Teresita Burgos, Héctor Escobar, Alfredo Aldívar, Sigfredo Ariel, María Elena Hernández, Javier Mederos, and many others, with design and illustrations by Sigfredo Ariel. Large 8vo. Original collaged paper wrpps., with watercolor and cut paper elements. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección Aniversario) 2005. Limited edition of 200 copies.

12. Oliva, Teté C. Vivir-Creer-Vivir. 103 pp. work on mental health, psychology, faith, and related topics, designed and illustrated by Manuel Darío García, with collaged, cut paper, and watercolor elements throughout. 8vo. Original collaged green paper wrpps. with cut paper and watercolor. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía) 2008. Limited edition of 200 copies.

13. Pérez, José Martí. Dos Patrias. 26 pp. volume of poetry, the poems printed in both English and Spanish, designed and illustrated by Marialva Ríos, with several collaged and cut paper elements throughout. Narrow 4to. Original hand-painted and sculptural collaged paper wrpps. with cut paper, watercolor, wax, and tissue paper elements. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección Clásicos) 2016. Limited edition of 200 copies.

14. La Revista del Vigía, Año 4, Numero 1. Homenaje a la Botica Francesca de Ernesto Triolet. A single issue of the annual journal of Ediciones Vigía, 82 pp., edited by Alfredo Zaldívar and with illustrations by Hiram Aguiar Hernández de Alba, featuring the work of various writers including Marcia Brito, Gisela Baranda, Cintio Vitier, Alfredo Zaldívar, Enrique Díaz-Guzmán, Lucre Estévez Muñoz, Fina García Marruz, Laura Ruíz Montes, and others, enhanced throughout with cut paper, watercolor, pharmacy labels, and stamps. Some toning and foxing scattered throughout. 4to. Original collaged paper wrpps., enhanced with cut paper, pharmacy labels, string, and watercolor, some toning and foxing, minor soiling. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía) 1993. Limited edition of 200 copies.

15. La Revista del Vigía, Año 15, Numero 27. A single issue of the annual journal of Ediciones Vigía, 149 pp., edited by Laura Ruíz and designed and illustrated by Rolando Estévez, featuring the work of various writers including Yanira Marimón, Digdora Alonso, Alfredo Zaldívar, Carlos Zamora, Noël Castillo, Sonia Rivera Valdés, Mabel Cuesta, Damaris Calderón, Ricardo Riverón, Lourdes González, Guillermo Vidal, Amir Valle, Eugenio Montale, Alejandra Pizarnik, and others, enhanced throughout with collaged and cut paper elements. Some very minor scattered foxing. 4to. Original sculptural collaged paper wrpps., enhanced with wood, cut paper, mimeographed trasnportation receipts, and watercolor elements. Minor soiling. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía) 2004. Limited edition of 200 copies.

16. Rodríguez, Silvio. Hojas de la Web. 64 pp. volume of prose and poetry, designed and illustrated by Marialva Ríos, with several collaged, cut paper, mimeographed photographs, and watercolor elements throughout. Narrow 4to. Original collaged paper wrpps. with cut paper, watercolor, fabric mesh, photographic reproductions, and feather elements. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colección Venablos) 2017. Limited edition of 200 copies.

17. Andar Sobre la Luz: Bibliografía de las Ediciones Vigía, de 1985 a 2006. 285 pp. bibliography of the books produced by Ediciones Vigía, with several collaged, cut paper, and watercolor elements throughout. 4to. Original collaged paper wrpps. with cut paper and watercolor elements. Matanzas (Ediciones Vigía, Colleción de San Juan) 2007. Limited edition of 200 copies.
Book ID: 49053

Price: $5,500.00