Portfolio: From Various Music For a While by Elena Berriolo

This First Proof contains two pieces by Elena Berriolo, from Various Music For a While.

BOMB 116 Summer 2011
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New York Live Arts presents

Marjani Forte
Nov 15-19

Elena Berriolo 1

Elena Berriolo, spreads from Various Music For a While (Inspired by Henry Purcell), 2011, unique, 16-page artist book, thread, pen, and watercolor on paper, 8 × 11 ¾”.

Elena Berriolo 2

This issue of First Proof is funded, in part, by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation and the Thanksgiving Fund.

Additional funding is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on The Arts, and readers like you.

Elena Berriolo is an artist living in New York. She has been working exclusively on artists’ books since 2008. One such book was recently acquired by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Project by Leanne Shapton
Leanne Shapton 01
Samuel Jablon by James Hyde
Jablon 2

With exuberance, Jablon’s paintings tell the story of their own making. They are what they are by showing how they got there and how they take up their subject—and that subject is text.

One Piece: The Old Bars (after M.H.) by David Salle
David Salle The Old Bars

The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

Portfolio by Renee Gladman
Gladman Portfolio 01

Renee Gladman is the author of ten works of prose and poetry, most recently Calamities, a collection of essay-fictions. Her first monograph of drawings, Prose Architectures, was published by Wave Books in 2017. She lives in New England with the poet-ceremonialist Danielle Vogel.

Originally published in

BOMB 116, Summer 2011

Featuring interviews with Francis Alÿs, Carla Faesler, Binyavanga Wainaina and Rob Spillman, Simon Van Booy and Siri Hustvedt, Natalia Almada, Joanna Newsom and Roy Harper, Scott Shepherd and Richard Maxwell, and Mickalene Thomas. 

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