BENTLEY, William. Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor. With 20 artworks by John Baldessari. Oblong 4to. Bound in a leatherette 3-ring binder with decorative stamping and a photograph of the author and the artist. San Francisco: Arion Press, 2017
This imaginative project is unusual in that the artist first produced the artwork, which served as the inspiration for the writer. The illustrations are based on publicity stills from old movies with the actors faces removed with die-cut circles. Bentley wrote scenes that were not in the movies at all, but are to be read as rejects, the ribbons of film that ended up on the curving-room floor. One of an edition of 300 copies, signed by Baldessari and Bentley.
Item nr. 169233