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Musikus² / [based on] Chris Mann ; with five etchings by Robert Rauschenberg.
Cage, John.
[New York] : Osiris, c1992.

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TextBy appointment only Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 10-220Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Room 308


Additional Authors
  • Clark, Kathryn.
  • Dieu Donné Papermill. ppm
  • Durr, Sharon.
  • Evans Editions. pop
  • Evans, Sue Ann.
  • Fundición Tipográfica Neufville.
  • Garthegaat Bindery. bnd
  • Horton Tank Graphics. cmt
  • Keleher, Daniel.
  • Larson, Arthur, printer.
  • Mann, Chris.
  • O'Donnell, Kim.
  • Osiris (Firm : New York, N.Y.) pbl
  • Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008.
  • Satie, Erik, 1866-1925.
  • Shiff, Ben.
  • Twinrocker Handmade Paper. ppm
  • Universal Limited Art Editions (Firm) pop
  • Wild Carrot Letterpress. prt
  • Wong, Paul, 1951-
Found In
Cage, John. First meeting of the Satie Society. (OCoLC)761742509
[29] p. : ill.; 54 cm.
Alternative Title
  • Chris Mann : Musikus²
  • Musikus
  • Artists' books – United States – 20th century.
  • Typefaces (Type evidence) – Folio Light Condensed.
  • "Eighteen bound and six unbound variations of this work were made"--Colophon (p. [26]). Fewer than 15 copies were actually produced, according to information from the publisher in Spencer Coll. files.
  • Title page information on 2 successive leaves.
  • One of 8 works included in The first meeting of the Satie Society, a collaborative work by Cage and 7 other artists.
  • "By John Cage using as source material Chris Mann's Whistlin is did ... The mesostic strings are Furniture music, the English translation of Musique d'ameublement, Satie's most far reaching discovery, a music to which one doesn't have to listen"--P. [27]
  • "The type used is Folio Light Condensed, cast at Fundición Tipográfica Neufville. The type has been handset at Horton Tank Graphics and printed on handmade Dieu Donné at Wild Carrot Letterpress. The intaglio plates were prepared at Universal Limited Art Editions. These plates were printed at Evans Editions. This work has been hand bound at Garthegaat Bindery. The design is by Benjamin Shiff"--Colophon.
  • "[With] five etchings by Robert Rauschenberg printed by Sue Ann Evans at Evans Editions. The plates are wiped in white ink with a surface roll of black ... The etchings are positioned by chance ... on all of the sheets printed. The sequence also changes, as determined by chance, in all of the sets produced. The type has been hand set by Arthur Larson at Horton Tank Graphics ... The type was printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress. The position of the text changes by chance ... The paper for the text was hand made by Paul Wong and Sharon Durr at Dieu Donné from cotton rag and abaca with dispersed pigment, and was dried on metal plates. The paper for the covers was hand made by Kathryn Clarke [sic] at Twinrocker from black linen rag. The books and exhibition sheets have been bound and/or assembled by Kim O'Donnell at Garthegaat Bindery"--The first meeting of the Satie Society, c1994, p. [2] at end.
  • Printed on double leaves, most of which enclose additional blank single or double leaves. Two blank double leaves are not included in page count.
Indexed In (note)
  • Castleman, R. Century of artists books,
Binding (note)
  • Bound copies: Issued in black handmade paper covers.
Call Number
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 10-220
Cage, John.
Musikus² / [based on] Chris Mann ; with five etchings by Robert Rauschenberg.
[New York] : Osiris, c1992.
1st ed.
Indexed In:
Castleman, R. Century of artists books, p. 227
Local Note
Spencer Coll. copy is numbered, dated and signed on t.p. in pencil: "1/24. 95. Robert Rauschenberg." Issued bound.
Bound copies: Issued in black handmade paper covers.
Place of Publication
United States New York (State) New York.
United States Massachusetts Hadley.
Added Author
Mann, Chris. Whistlin is did.
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925.
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008. Etcher
Shiff, Ben. Book designer
Larson, Arthur, printer. Compositor
Keleher, Daniel. Printer
Evans, Sue Ann. Printer of plates
Wong, Paul, 1951- Papermaker
Durr, Sharon. Papermaker
Clark, Kathryn. Papermaker
O'Donnell, Kim. Binder
Osiris (Firm : New York, N.Y.) Publisher
Horton Tank Graphics. Compositor
Wild Carrot Letterpress. Printer
Universal Limited Art Editions (Firm) Printer of plates
Evans Editions. Printer of plates
Dieu Donné Papermill. Papermaker
Twinrocker Handmade Paper. Papermaker
Garthegaat Bindery. Binder
Fundición Tipográfica Neufville.
Found In:
Cage, John. First meeting of the Satie Society. (OCoLC)761742509
Research Call Number
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1992 10-220
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