Stephen Sidelinger ~ Florida

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Sidelinger: "My illuminated manuscripts explore the contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object. I employ a wide range of forms to create bindings that range from historical to modern and from cloth to leather. The results are elaborately bound as one-of-a-kind objects though sometime as small editions. These books are created in every format, delve into aspects of the human condition, and in the process, encourage us to reevaluate our experience of the book as a commonplace medium."
   

Book of Lists
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2016]. Copier edition.

Four volumes: 8.5 x 11"; 86 pages (22,22,22,20). Copier version of the original Book of list I handwritten edition. Each volume with front and back covers, stab binding. Laid in paper box with paper title label on cover.

Stephen Sidelinger: "Inspired by Sei Shonagon's Book of Lists from 10th century Japan. My lists were written during the year 2012, the Year of the Dragon, in Sarasota, Florida, and bound in the year 2013. The lists in both cases are recordings of odd facts and ideas from the past of personal trivia that when collated becomes strangely meaningful.

"My Book of Lists is fully explained in the preface list of the book, … There are 94 lists, Some her titles, some mine. … My Lists took 1 year to complete in the year 2012 … . The lists are not about that year. The lists are my personal history and character. Hopefully you will want to make your own lists."
$115


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Haydn and Handel
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2016.

8.5 x 11"; 40 leaves. Photocopies of original black and white drawings by the artist. Laid in portfolio with slip-and-slot closure.

Stephen Sidelinger: "A folio-bound book of single sheets of 27 black-and-white drawings and text of Haydn's 1799 Te Deum, Handel's rediscovered Gloria, and Haydn's 1798 Lord Nelson Mass. All drawings done at the performance of these pieces the Sarasota Key Choral."
$50

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Homage to 29 Lattice Screens
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2016. One-of-a-kind.

Box: 10 x 15.75 x 5.5"; cloth-covered; paper title label on lid; clamshell with three drop sides on base. Triptych "Pictorial Plan of the Summer Palace": 15 x 9.25" closed, opens to 30"; cloth-covered; title label on front panel. Customer chest: 15 x 9.4 x 4.75" closed; cloth-covered; removable lid; sectioned base of 30 slots. Cloth-covered trifold fits in each slot. Each trifold: 3.4 x 8.5" closed; cloth-covered with paper title label; .4 x .5" metal closure slips on at fore-edges. Paper-cut screen laid in each trifold. Each screen: 4 panel accordion fold. Screen processes: paper cutting; pen and ink drawing; hand coloring; pop-outs.

Stephen Sidelinger: "The Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan in Chinese) was first built in 1764 by Emperor Qianlong. The Palace and Gardens were burned by the British and French forces in 1860. The Empress Dowager Cixi restored the Palace in 1886. The Hall of Dispelling Clouds is part of the Longevity Hill complex. (Dispelling means drive off, disperse, dissipate, or cause to vanish.)

"The Hall of Dispelling Clouds is 800 square meters or 8611 square feet. It took a total of 275,724 man-days to complete the full restoration of the hall's decorative interiors. You can see the screen designs in the palace online at CCTV (China Central Television) The Summer Palace - Part 3, "Unique Architectural Skills." Thanks to C.A.S. Williams' great book Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs - Tuttle Publishing.

"The large space of the interior of the Hall of Dispelling Clouds was divided up by 29 partition lattice screens, of 5 kinds:

Screen Cupboards
Railing Covers
Octagonal Covers
Kane Covers
Treasure Box Covers

"Each of the 29 lattice screens partition covers had a different design. It was this beautiful concept of the extreme mixed variety of designs that caught my attention and led to the design of this book. So there is no order to the screens in this collection.

"Open each folded screen page, and look at it like a book. Then stand it up, with light behind it, and see it as a partition lattice screen wall.

"The Empress Dowager Cixi, used the Hall of Dispelling Clouds only once a year, for her birthday."

$8,000


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My First Artist Book
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2016]. Series variant.

3 volume set. The volumes are not differentiated in name; each is titled "My First Artist book by SSS" Each volume 8.5 x 5.5"; 16 unnumbered pages. Bound in cloth-covered boards with paper title on front.

A series of double-page spreads of colorful abstract illustrations reminiscent of a children's coloring book. The artist did original line drawings then water colored, painted, crayoned them. These were then machine copied onto lightweight card stock and bound into these volumes.

Illustrations include
"Where is that Waldo? He is a Purple Fish this time"
"Two Boat Races at Once. One for Sailing. One for Big Canoes"
"Yipes Stripes This Candy Game is So Busy and Fun"
"Flying Lettuce. Racing Worms. Pan Cakes. Ladders & Towels"
"How Many Kites Are There at the Contest at the Seashore"
"Peanut Brittle. Cotton Candy & Chocolate. On Stage together"

$250


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Prissy Pirates
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [n.d.]. One-of-a-Kind.

11.5 x 15 x 2"; 19 bifolios 78 pages. 1 x 7" print block. Gouache, mixed media, and pen drawings. Bound in gray silk boards with PP embossed on front board. Housed in a wood grained paper clamshell box with faux metal strapping. Interior of box lined with gray silk matching book covers.

The second volume in Sidelinger's Pirate Series, the first being Pussy Pirates. There are two more volumes in this series.

Sidelinger's personal encyclopedia of pirate lore. Each fact, myth, and story, whether mundane, witty, or outrageous, is accompanied by his interpretive drawing. As usual with Sidelinger, the Images were created first and provide fertile material to be cobbled into surreal narrative.
$5,000

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Book of Humors Vol A & B:
Too Funny for Words & Isn't That Funny

By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2015]. Series Variant.

5.5 x 8 x 1"; 2 volumes, 35 images per volume. Color pens and mixed media. Both volumes bound in brightly color checkered silk over boards. The 2 volumes are set into a matching display container. Signed by the artist.

Stephen Sidelinger: "The humor concept came from the gaily colored binding and boxes that were made first. The contents had to match. I collected and researched 114 words and phrases that dealt with a complete range of concepts about Funny. Each image is titled with its Funny concept; sometimes they are hard to find, a joke on the viewer. I hope some make you smile and some make you laugh. The books are made to be displayed standing in their boxes with lids to make a bright decorative note in any room."
$475

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La Musique Dangeruse
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2015]. Series Variant.

10 x 14"; 16 double-page pop-ups. Gouache on Krome Kote. Two volumes. In linen-covered box. Paper wrapper around box. CD of the music included. Signed by the artist.

Stephen Sidelinger: "La Musique Dangeruse is based on 16 short pieces of harpsichord music by Francois Couperin entitled Les Follies Francoises, ou les Dominos [written between 1720 and 1722]. A Domino is a great hooded cloak worn to a masquerade ball at the turn of the 17th century. The color of each cloak stands for the psychological identity of the wearer. For example, Virginity in the color invisible, to Frenezy in the color Blue-Black. The titles are announced at the beginning of the disc enclosed and on the indexes in each volume. Take the 2 volumes out of the box and set them on the table. Find the indexes. Play the music and follow the directions of the narrator's beautiful voice. This book took 3 months to complete. 1 month for paper engineering, 1 month to paint in place, 1 month to cut, fine tune, translate and bind. The bindings are in white linen that has been hand-dyed to give a romantic mood."
$500 (Last Copy, on exhibition)


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Seven Nights
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2015]. Series Variant.

5.5 x 7.25"; 7 tri-fold panels with cut and punch work. Black plastic cover paper. Includes three-panel white background screen for displaying behind cutout panels. Laid in box.

Stephen Sidelinger: "The panels fold out to depict one kind of night explained by the punch and cut work. To be viewed one at a time against the white folding screen in box. Blind embossed letters / numbers and signature stamped front lower corners."
$250

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Visual Poetry
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2015]. Series Variant.

5.5 x 8"; 94 pages. Onion skin paper. Coptic binding with stained wood covers. Text and illustration hand scribed by the artist. Laid in box covered in silk. Signed by the artist.

Sixteen visual poems by artist Stephen Sidelinger.

Stephen Sidelinger: "Can you draw a poem, if you have a vague abstract concept that gives a suggested idea as it unfolds, yes you can. Each of these 16 visual poems is done in a different style of drawing and media to set the mood. Some are a whole signature, some are half signature. All of them say something poetic."
$200

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Visual Haiku
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2015]. Series Variant.

5.5 x 8 x 1.25"; 24 haiku. In black media on onion skin paper. Stab binding. Boards designed to resemble squares of bamboo. Signed by the artist. Laid in book board wrapper with black elastic closure. Illustrated title on front.

Stephen Sidelinger: "I have loved the simple communicative beauty of Haiku since I was a teenager. The wonder of so few words 5 -7 -5 syllables. I was sure you could do the same thing with images especially ones you can see through.

"There are 24 Haikus in pamphlet folders, all in different black drawing media to set the tone of the Haiku. Each Haiku should unfold through the transparency. Pause a bit between each. Domo arigato 5 - 7- 5."

$185

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Clichés
Illustrated

By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2010. Facsimile edition.

8.5 x 11.5 x 1.25"; 180 pages. Black-and-white pen and ink illustrations and handwritten text. Bound in black linen over boards with Coptic binding. Paper title label with illustration tipped on front board. Housed in white clamshell box with title handwritten in white ink on black paper tipped onto the box's front.

Sidelinger's wry spirit is rarely absent from his work. These simple, playful illustrations of clichés prove the point.
$350


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Selected Twentieth Century French Poetry
By Stephen Sidelinger
Los Angeles: Stephen Sidelinger, 2006. One-of-a-Kind.

11 x 9"; 106 pages. Ink on paper. Varying styles of calligraphy and
illustration. Bound in black velvet with paper onlay. Housed in 11.25 x 9.25" box covered in gray moiré with paper onlay.

Thirty poems from selected 20th-century French poets, presented here in English. Drawn from The Random House Book of Twentieth-Century French Poetry (1982) edited by Paul Auster and with translations by British and American poets. Each poem in a distinctive calligraphic style and matched with Sidelinger's idiosyncratic art.
$1,500


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Moving
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, California: Stephen Sidelinger, 2005. One-of-a-Kind.

8 x 11.25" closed; 4 accordion portfolios, each 18 pages including title and back covers. Ink drawings on Krome Kote paper.Text handwritten. Individual books laid in cardboard packing material wrapper. Each with handwritten volume number on front cover. Each volume separated in box with bubble wrap. Laid in 12 x 16 x 4.5" corrugated shipping box with packing materials of Styrofoam, cardboard, bubble wrap. Title written in black maker over lid of box. Each volume sided by the artist.

A personal statement about the grueling process of moving.

Moving was fun when you are Young! It was an adventure.
As you get older moving is relocating or transplantation.
It's no longer a new challenge or thrill to decide what color to paint the place.
You've learned to live with whatever color you get.

$225


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Parfleche
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [1977]. One-of-a-Kind.

9.25 x 12.25"; 29 leaves (26 specimens, table of contents, statement page, protective sheet). Laid in 12.5 x 9.5" leather fold-over bag with lace ties and feather closure.

Sidelinger was inspired to create a medicine bundle by the exhibition catalog Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of North American Indian Art. The catalog was produced for the North American Showing in 1977 at the Nelson Gallery of Art-Atkins Museum of Fine Arts Kansas City, Missouri. He made a bag with leather and laces then filled it with artistic renderings of items from the exhibition – prayer sticks, potlach coppers, protective charm, amulet, soul catcher and so on. Each image is numbered on back to correspond to the table of contents in the exhibition catalog, which identifies the item in the exhibition by name and function.

Stephen Sidelinger: "A Medicine Bundle was a sacred container of various objects used by a Native American Medicine Man or Shaman. A large amount of ritual materials could be packaged in a bundle of small dimensions. The Medicine Bundle contained various items that emanated magical, supernatural sense of power. Used by the Shaman to treat sickness and disease by Spiritual Healing. The mysterious contents of a Medicine Bundle were often kept a close secret. The contents are therefore described only in general terms and their true powers known only by their owner.

"A Medicine Bundle was a sacred item to the owner and treated with great respect. For a stranger to even touch it was seen as a sacrilegious act. The Medicine Bundle that belonged to Shamans was buried with them to decay with the body or was passed to a successor. Bundles, however, found their way outside the Native American world when the last bundle keeper disposed of it, or gave it to the world to see."

$800


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Baudelaire
By Stephen Sidelinger
Los Angeles: Stephen Sidelinger, 1995. One-of-a-Kind.

12 x 16"; 12 plates. Gouache on Arches paper with graphite. Folio bound in distressed moiré portfolios with linen quarter bindings. Digital text. Housed in distressed kraft paper book box.

Sidelinger's art accompanies selected Baudelaire prose poems.
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Book of Lists 1
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2012. Edition of 7.

8.5 x 11"; 88 pages. Handwritten in Sumi ink on cover stock. Bound in painted paper made by the artist. In corrugated plastic box lined with rice paper. Signed by the artist.

Stephen Sidelinger: "Inspired by Sei Shonagon's Book of Lists from 10th century Japan. My lists were written during the year 2012, the Year of the Dragon, in Sarasota, Florida, and bound in the year 2013. The lists in both cases are recordings of odd facts and ideas from the past of personal trivia that when collated becomes strangely meaningful.

"My
Book of Lists is fully explained in the preface list of the book, … There are 94 lists, Some her titles some mine. … My Lists took 1 year to complete in the year 2012 … . The lists are not about that year. The lists are my personal history and character. Hopefully you will want to make your own lists."
(SOLD)

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Cavafy
By Stephen Sidelinger
Los Angeles: Stephen Sidelinger, 2006. Edition of 2.

10.25 x 10"; 84 pages. Ink on paper, heightened with white collage. Spread page binding. Bound in papyrus with tipped on paper title label. Title is handwritten by the artist. Pastedowns of orange silk matching the box cloth. Housed in 12.75 x 10.75" clamshell box covered in orange silk with image of Cavafy tipped on lid.

Selected poems by the Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy (1863 - 1933) handwritten in English by Sidelinger and accompanied by his art. The poems are introduced by a five-page introduction written by Sidelinger.
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The Cell
By Stephen Sidelinger
Sarasota, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2008. One-of-a-Kind.

8 x 9"; 234 pages. Sumi ink, raw umber acrylic. Stab binding with painted boards. Housed in painted distressed chipboard box with slip in flap closure.

Hand-written as a Kafkaesque prisoner's journal, The Cell is entirely Sidelinger's work – text, calligraphy, and drawings.

Excerpts:

"He had been traveling in a foreign country when he was arrested for no reason he was given or could understand; and just thrown into this cell. No lawyer, no judges, no trial. ...

"His life had not been going well for quite a long time; and now this ...

"As he paced back and forth he realized his cell was large. Eight paces from one side to the other. ...

"He sat on the bed bewildered, for a long time. What time was it? What day was it? Where was he? And again why was he here? ..."
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A Crown for the Red Man
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2011]. One-of-a-Kind.

11.125 x 3.5 x 3.5" closed, 9.75 x 75.5" extended; scroll. Original art (paint, pens, and gouache of all sorts) and text on brown craft paper. Laid in painted lidded wooden box. Text in Spanish (across the bottom of the scroll) and English (on the scroll's inner roller).

Sidelinger's works always have a distinctive visual language, and this is certainly no different. A Crown for the Red Man has the color and exuberance of Latin America – Mexico? We suspect the visual scroll came first, and the text, while it does make a certain sense by trying to parse the sprawling events of the scroll as a narrative translate the pieces as scenes, is a record of chaos that makes little rational sense. There is no sense of the cause and effect relationship we expect in plot. But the scroll has an artistic integrity, certainly a unity. It's as if we're seeing an Exquisite Corpse game with Sidelinger playing by himself. It's evocative and provocative – and fun – in the way that surrealism and dream are.

Enjoy the artists' vision; it smacks of magical realism – without the Garcia Marquez's gloss of seamless story.
(SOLD)

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Fruit Basket Turnover
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [2013]. One-of-a-kind.

16 x 6.75 x 1.25" custom box with 4 books laid in. Three books in separate clamshell boxes. Each of four fold books bound in paper covered boards with fruit labels adhered. Books: 4.75 x 6.125", 38 pages; 5.5 x 6.125", 28 pages; 5 x 5.75", 26 pages; 4.75 x 6.125", 42 pages. Materials: card stock; brown wrapping paper; fruit and vegetable labels; bar code labels. Housed in sectioned clamshell box covered in brown wrapping paper over basket image deboss.

This book asks us to stop and consider the beauty of what is often overlooked.

For 7 years Sidelinger collected the stickers that come on each piece of fruit his household ate. Then he spent 6 weeks assembling them into this informative presentation. One book identifies the fruit with its sticker. Two books are informational, showing where the fruit is raise and offering a look at the produce industry. The last book is purely decorative. In the artist's words, "Much goes into the design of the package, the stickers are pretty, and these books ask you to notice the odd beauty."
(SOLD)

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The Living Legacy of Daniel Moe
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2016. One-of-a-kind.

11 x 15.5"; 11 leaves. Each laid in folded Kote Krome bifolio. Original drawings of gouache, ink, colored pencil/pen, graphite. Housed in customer card box with title on cover.

Original completed during a Key Choral Concert in Sarasota, Florida, of the works of renown Floridian, Daniel Moe, composer and director.

Selections for the concert and drawings:

Inaugural Fanfare
Requiem Motet
Four Contrasts for Piano
Magnificat
Fantasy on a Psalm tune of Claude Goudimel
How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place
Psalm Concertate 1
Cantata of Peace
Which is yes
Hosanna to the Son of David

Daniel Moe (1926 – 2012) taught at Oberlin College for 20 years and led Oberlin's choral ensembles. He then spent 15 years as director of the Key Chorale in Sarasota Florida. (Oberlin OnCampus, June 21, 2012 )
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Make a Face
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, n.d. One-of-a-Kind.

5.75 x 9 x .75"; 15 leaves. Handwritten title page. 15 pen and ink color illustrations on Krome Kote paper. Each page cut in quarters. Bound in uncovered binder board with edges accented in color pen. Housed in lidded box made of binder board.

Picture consequences, a variant of the Exquisite Corpse game. Sidelinger drew 14 males faces, one per page. Each page is then cut in quarters so there are individual images of shoulders, chins, eyes-nose, and forehead-pate. The reader can then mix and match to – as the title says – Make a Face.
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Monroe's Blues
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2012. One-of-a-kind.

7 x 11" closed, opens to 21.75 x 24.5"; 8 pages. Single sheet folded to form 8 pages. Materials: oaktag paper; latex house paint; sumi black ink; paper scraps; black and red tapes.

Stephen Sidelinger: "Monroe's Blues is a Langston Hughes poem, short and not so sweet. Perfect text for a single sheet of paper book. The trick to a good single sheet book is that it looks good and reads page-by-page and equally as well fully open. The whole idea started with a piece of orange oaktag (back to basics), latex house paint, and sumi black ink for that Harlem Renaissance reference."
(SOLD)

 


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Prostate Pre-Op/Post-Op
By Stephen Sidelinger
Sarasota, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2010. One-of-a-Kind.

Volume I: 5.75 x 8.75", 162 pages. Volume II: 5.75 x 8.75", 232 pages. Both volumes bound in cloth made from the pajamas the artist wore during recovery. Handwritten text and drawings by the artist. Housed in clamshell box.

Stephen Sidelinger: "Here is my Prostate Cancers journals made after the whole ordeal was over. Many of my female friends kept journals of the trials with breast cancer. Though men don't talk about their ills, I thought it was time we spoke up.

"Volume I is pre-op with the prostate on the cover. Volume 2 is post-op with no more prostate. It was made for other men to know what to expect. Some friends who have had the same disease found it informative in its reverent manner. I hope other men facing this problem would be able to see it."


Something you'll never see in your doctor's office, but you should.
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Pussy Pirates
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, [n.d.]. One-of-a-Kind.

11.5 x 15 x 2"; 19 bifolios 78 pages. 1 x 7" print block. Gouache, mixed media, and pen drawings. Bound in green silk boards with PP embossed on front board. Housed in a wood grained paper clamshell box with faux metal strapping. Interior of box lined with green silk matching book covers.

Sidelinger's personal encyclopedia of pirate lore. Each fact, myth, and story, whether mundane, witty, or outrageous, is accompanied by his interpretive drawing. As usual with Sidelinger, the Images were created first and provide fertile material to be cobbled into surreal narrative:

"Since piracy is counter to the teachings of Zen Buddhism, there are historically few pirates from Japan. To steal or own the possessions of another can deplete a believer's Narm quicker than any other act of deprivation. There was, however, one Grand Shogun buccaneer, the Haja of Catoro-Cato…."
(SOLD)

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Sublime and Ridiculous
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2012. One-of-a-kind. Two accordion books covered in blue suede, each 5.75 x 7.5", one book 24 pages, the other 28 pages. Laid in a 4-sided Japanese cloth-covered wrap (6 x 7.75 x 1.75") with a bone clasp closure.

Stephen Sidelinger: "The inspiration for Sublime and Ridiculous was Japanese. I made two matching accordion blank books out of recycled, aged newsprint paper. My textile friend indigo dyed a piece of suede for me as a gift. It was so beautiful I waited to find materials worthy of it. Hence beautiful cover, sublime and old newsprint pages. The drawing in both books was done simultaneously in sumi, ashes, indigo gouache, watercolor, and chalk. One is more beautiful than the other, but it is hard to tell which is sublime and hence which other is ridiculous. Isn’t it always the way? The wrap around Japanese case is the first one of these I have made."
(SOLD)

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Tantric
By Stephen Sidelinger
Los Angeles: Stephen Sidelinger, [n.d.]. One-of-a-Kind.

11.5 x 14.25"; 8 portfolios. Krome Kote paper. Laid in painted book boards with handwritten title label. Housed in distressed kraft paper book box.

Eight images, each presented in a Krome Kote paper portfolio. Each image overlaid with frosted paper on which a design border frame has been painted.

Stephen Sidelinger: "Tantric is of course basic on the Indian art form of the same name. I was attracted to the vivid, primary colors and the simple geometric, chart like diagrams mixed with odd abstract imagery. The pages were originally drawn in ink on an airplane ride from LA to NYC. The colors were added at a much later date and with direct reference to actual tantric pieces. The binding in folio form with overlapping stamped velum refers to Indian manuscript illuminations which were done in a similar way, lose in storage boxes. In all, the book is to have a modern western take on a beautiful, spiritual Eastern Art form."
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The Other Side
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2012. One-of-a-kind. 9.5 x 11.75 x 1.25"; 94 pages of original drawings (pen-and-ink and markers). Bound in full leather. Housed in 6-sided Japanese cloth-covered wrap with bone clasp closure.

Stephen Sidelinger: "The Other Side was finished in the spring of 2012 but started in the summer of 2011. As a bookbinding teacher I sometime take on private students to learn French leather binding. I made a book at the same time the student does hence distressed gray leather binding with 120 beautiful blank white pages. The drawings on these pages were done directly in the bound book. The goal of each drawing was to do something unlike anything I have ever done before in ink only; to show my other sides. The ink or its method of application often causes bleeding on the other side of the page, which required even more invention to incorporate these problems into the next image. All of these experiential drawings lead to new ideas, which form the bases for the titles worked into each image. The four-sided Japanese case was made solid to protect some very special new directions for me."
(SOLD)

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Woulda coulda shoulda
By Stephen Sidelinger
Venice, California / Venice, Florida: Stephen Sidelinger, 2000 - 2010.
One-of-a-Kind.

11.5 x 15.5 x 2.25"; 27 bifolios of Krome Kote to form 108 pages. Original drawing of gouache, ink, colored pencil/pen, graphite. Laid in wood boards with title penned by the artist. Housed in white clamshell box with title label tipped on.

Stephen Sidelinger, Colophon: "This book was created over the last ten years, 2000-2010, the first decade of the century. The books was started in Venice, California, and completed when the artist moved to Venice, Florida.

"In typical Sidelinger fashion the images were made first and the text came from interpretations of the drawing. Following the illumined book tradition that began my manuscript work, both the image and the text are given equal attention. The subject of the book evolved into things that were or were not done woulda. Things that can be done, coulda, and things that need to be done, shoulda."
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