Blank Artist Book, blue with blue goat leather cover boards by Charlene Matthews
We are so proud to partner with legendary Los Angeles book artist and master bookbinder Charlene Matthews!
Matthews makes unique, handmade, and absolutely beautiful artworks. This piece, Blank Artist Book, blue with blue goat leather cover boards (2018), has blue goat leather cover boards with blind tooling, a pencil loop, hand dyed papers with occasional abstract drawings, and exposed spine on linen tapes.
Matthews is an influential part of the Los Angeles artist book scene, where she works and teaches. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. She builds books for Lari Pittman's book art (Huntington Library, Regen Projects). And she has lovingly restored and repaired countless book treasures for families and insurance companies.
A true piece of Los Angeles artist book history.
Institutions that hold Matthews' work include: Colorado College, Getty Research Institute, Mary Norton Clapp Library (Occidental College Library), Stewart Memorial Library (Coe College), University of California, Irvine, University of California, San Diego, University of New Mexico, University of Washington Libraries, USC Libraries/University of Southern California.