unica is one of my favorite writers/artists, but i have never laid my eyes on 'orakel und spektacle'. thank you ever so much for sharing ... x
will! where did you find those images from solfege????????? incredible. one of my best friends was in a band called 'unica zurn'...:-)
Thanks Cilla, glad to have found your blog recently. Have you ever come across a collection of Unica's art? I would love to own a book or at least see an exhibit some day.Steve, I will create a separate post for Solfege tonight -- these come from an auction catalog (a mere $50,000 could have bought this treasure), but there are 4 or 5 different pages from Solfege in the huge Two Private Eyes volume (along with 2 stunning but un-scannable two-page spreads from Oracle and Spectacle).
* goodness, quite an unexpected post! i'm surprised and flattered!thank you so much for posting this.you know, when i saw unica zürn's drawings at ubu, they were just so delicate and haunting to see in person, i'd say as beautiful as henri michaux's own and deserve just as much attention.i agree with you about the atlas book cover, the zürn catalogue i have at home has two very lovely images of her they could have utilized. thanks again! it means a lot.
do you plan a follow up on Bellmer? the german edition of Zürn work (4 volumes) has uncanny dark turquoise covers with little parts of her drawings on it, if i remember correctly, very well done...
Lovely and surprising. At first I thought the first illustration was a necklace. Imagine such a face draped around your neck!
thanks for the comments.In a couple weeks I'll definitely find time to post more from Solfege, and I'll also post about Bellmer. Without really intending to, I've developed a nice little collection of Bellmer books and catalogs. I used a Bellmer image for a flier ten years ago. I'd love to find both the image and flier again.
Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful artist! You are a treasure in and of yourself.(I just added a link to your blogspot on my blogspot page ... I presume you will not object?)
Catherine, thanks for your kind words here and on flickr. I'll also link to you!
Wow, wow, wow! Love this blog. Thank you! I've seen her work at Pihohammer's "Wonderful World of Art" blog, but I didn't know she wrote as well.