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galleria mar dulce: "Ral Veroni was born in Buenos Aires in 1965. He is the son of the Italian printmaker Raoul Veroni. He graduated with a Masters in Multidisciplinary Printmaking from the University of the West of England in 1999. He lived outside Argentina for a number of years: in the USA, England, Scotland and Spain."

Alejandro Guerri and Fernando Aita:
"Since the end of the 80's, Ral Veroni (Buenos Aires 1965) has been developing a body of work both eclectic and coherent. His diversity of mediums and styles combine with certain themes; like Argentina, politics and personal survival, and always come paired with a humor at once innocent and sharp A visual artist and poet, from the very beginning Veroni used the streets to exhibit his works, whose common theme was usually found in the intersections between the underground and the popular"
   

Little River Plate Theatre of Entities
Veroni works on power and place
Works on the struggle of an artist

 
   

   
Cuatro Coplas Sobre El Tiempo
[Four Verses on Time]

By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Urania, 2013. Edition of 75.

4.175 x 6.75"; 2 pages. Single sheet folded. Printed by Patricio Gatti on Whatman and Fabriano Papers. Verses printed on a Heidelberg Windmill. Cover drawing printed on a Washington hand press.

Four verses by Argentinian Ral Veroni.
$40


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Sara
By Edgardo Cozarinsky
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Urania, 2013. Edition of 50.

5.875 x 8.25"; 60 pages. Printed on Natural Evolution Ivory paper 120 gr. Codex bound. Softcover. Text in Spanish, printed by Ral Veroni. Design by Gustavo Ibarra Juan Pablo Alegreya. Numbered and signed by Edgardo Cozarinsky.

Urania Editions (loose translation courtesy of Google Translate and Vamp & Tramp): 'Urania has just released the book Sara by Edgardo Cozarinsky, a beautiful tribute to his mother. Cozarinsky recalls memories of his family in 20th-century Buenos Aires, the vicissitudes of ancestors, daily life, coupled with the political upheavals and literary reflections – always with Sara as the axis of the work.'

www.buenosairesreview.org, May 2014: "Edgardo Cozarinsky was born in Buenos Aires, lived for three decades in Paris and now commutes between both cities, with longer stays in his birthplace. He is a writer and filmmaker. Among his more than twenty books, the only ones translated into English are Urban Voodoo (prologue by Susan Sontag), The Bride from Odessa and The Moldavian Pimp. His films include fiction and essays (not to be seen as documentaries)."
$120

 


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Grafitos Neo-Pompeyanos
Introduction by Linda Neilson
Prologue by Héctor Medici
Photographs by Bruno Dubner and Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: PASAJE 17, 2010.

7.5 x 7.5"; 22 pages. White glossy wraps, perfect bound.

A catalog published by the PASAJE 17 at the time of Veroni's exhibition.

Publicity statement: "The New Pompeian Graffiti are interventions on water tanks in the neighborhood of Nueva Pompeya (New Pompeii), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ral Veroni engraved texts and drawings on the water tanks in the style of the original graffiti found on the walls on Pompeii, Italy. As in the Roman Empire, the vulgar and the popular, the lyrical and the philosophical mix without distinction in the images that comprise this series. The characters and poems of the Little River Plate Theater of Entities are included as an appendix. The edition is presented in the style of an archeological report and contains texts by Héctor Medici, Linda Neilson, and Ral Veroni plus color reproductions of the large format photographs that document the graffiti series."
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Nada para el Destino
Nothing for Destiny

By Ral Veroni, Gabo Ferro, Flopa Lestani
Buenos Aires: Estudio Grafico del Barrio de Cabalitto, 2009.

5.75 x .875"; 12 unnumbered pages with CD slipped in interior pocket of end page. Illustrated paper wraps, saddlestitched.

Ral Veroni: "As part of his 12na collection project, publisher Guido Indij
proposed in 2008 an encounter between [me] and two of the most interesting musicians of the Argentine contemporary music scene, Gabo Ferro and Flopa Lestani. Twelve songs were specially composed to accompany the twelve images created by [me], reproduced in this book along with a music CD. The songtracks are divided alternatively between landscapes and patterns and closely follows – with their lyrics and their music – the dreamlike state of these inspirational works."

Nada para el Destino, text: "The 12na is a strange object. This 12na is
particularly strange. It was conceived in the artist's studio, whilst we
selected images for an exhibition. We listened to a CD by Gabo, then one by Flopa. The connection was clear. How about suggesting to Gabo and Flopa the idea of putting music to these images? Ral's response: 'crazy but beautiful.'

"A few months later the resulting project: an original artistic vehicle produced by 3 pairs of hands...an unusual interdisciplinary dialogue...cool, unaffected but undeniably effective. Will the future bring other 12nas that combine images and music? Count yourself lucky to have this in your hands and ears at the same time!"
$25

 

 

 


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Sophie
By Ral Veroni
Bristol, England: 1998. Edition of 15.

22 x 21 cm with 120 pages laser printed on Transmarque paper of 110 gms. Housed in a portfolio box bound in gold paper with the title embossed in blue on the front. Made at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

A deliberately disorienting combination of Lynn Ward and Julio Cortázar. This portfolio of Veroni's drawings, printed on transparent paper, chronicles a turbulent time in the artists' life (see his comments below). Textless. The format encourages reader/viewer interaction to construct meaning. The Colophon provides some hints. The comments below help even more.

Veroni: "I like the idea that the viewer can play with the order and combination of the images. The concept of the book was that of playing with a number of multi-layered designs, gaining in depth and changing, in turn, with a series of suggestive-and not quite fixed-meanings. At the same time I wanted to keep a certain track of the original order I gave to the images.

"The book was made in Bristol in 1998 after falling in love with a French girl called Sophie. I was captivated. I found it ironic that a woman with a name meaning wisdom could make me lose my head.... I couldn't sleep for many nights and the drawings I did during those days were my way to achieve some kind of catharsis. I put all together within the book: mixed reading of Greek myths along with the legend of Orpheus plus my own feelings and interpretations. No wonder ambiguity and confusion remains throughout its pages."
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Vacuum
By Ral Veroni
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Ral Veroni, 1996. Edition of 10.

18 x 14.5 x 1.5"; 18 leaves. 17 lithographs, numbered and signed by the artist. Printed on Inomachi Nacré natural paper. Laid in black linen cloth box with the title embossed in white.

Linda Neilson, Printmaking Today (Vol 8 No 2 Summer 1999) An Unorthodox Odyssey: Argentinean artist Ral Veroni's political and personal publications: "With Veroni's appointment as printmaker-in-residence at the Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, USA in 1996 came the move away from the explicitly public nature of previous works. Vacuum, an edition of 10 lithographic portfolios, stands by contrast as a personal, introspective, ambiguous work requiring exhibition of a more conventional nature. Despite – or possibly because of – gaining unlimited access to such a well-resourced studio, Veroni decided to limit the media he employed, producing somewhat stark, minimalist pieces. He printed tiny, delicate, single-colour designs on Inomachi Nacré sheets. Playing on the paper's texture and sheen, the strategic placing of images is suggestive of space and contemplation. The portfolio, whilst slightly reminiscent of a child's flick-book, reads in a non-linear sequence with isolated figures and couples depicted in ambiguous and unrelated 'human situations' displaying for example curiosity, violence or affection."
$2,000

 

 


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La Zarza Ardiendo
By Marta Sabella
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ral Veroni, 1995. Edition of 139.

8.5 x 5.75"; 24 pages. Text handwritten by poet and then screenprinted on Conqueror Verge paper of 220 and 130 gsm. Images by Ral Veroni. Bound with colored cotton thread. Made at the studio in Pedro Goyena street in Buenos Aires. Text in Spanish. Numbered and signed by both writer and artist.

Linda Neilson: "La Zarza Ardiendo/ The Burning Bramble was published by Veroni to celebrate 10 years of friendship with Argentine poet Marta Sabella. Despite Sabella's high quality of poetry this is the only publication of her work to date and she is almost unknown to Buenos Aires's literary magazines. Veroni´s intention behind the delicate edition of La Zarza Ardiendo was to assert Sabella's position as a writer."

Marta Sabella, born in Buenos Aires, is a professor of art with a specialty in engraving.
$300

 

 


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Narcisismo y Emblema
By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ral Veroni, 1993. Edition of 300.

6.25 x 9.75" oblong; 16 pages. Screenprinted on Conqueror Verge of 220 and 130 gms. Printed at the studio in Pedro Goyena Street, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Spanish text.

Artist's statement: "An artists' book and catalogue of an exhibition that never took place. At the beginning of the 90´s Veroni was working intensely in painting, that genre that brings with it - more than any other media - issues involving insertion and acceptance in conventional artistic circuits. Aware of this dependence, Veroni decided to approach painting as a field for experimentation and reflection, whilst he carried on with his activities in public art projects through printmaking.

"The book contains a series of reflections about the narcissism of a painter and the emblem that he chooses to represent himself. Through Ral Veroni's texts we can trace the origin of subsequent works, with their symbols inserted in the cityscape in similar way[s] that [were] used in his last series of paintings, graffitis, and lambda prints. The book narrates the 'encounter' with a street graffiti: a heart with crossed bones. The text describes the identification with the symbol, the making of a kite following the symbol's shape, its inaugural flight in the city, and the start of a series of paintings about this subject."
$220

 

 

 


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Veroni uses his art to point out the struggles an artist faces with producing work and making it financially feasible.
   
Acerca de la Idea de la Nada y otros poemas semejantes
[About the Idea of Nothingness and similar poems]
By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Urania, 2012. Edition of 50.

5.75 x 8.5"; 40 pages. Letterpress printed. Five unsewn signatures of 8 pages each. Softcover in wraps. Signed by the author.

Ediciones Urania, (blog): "The book, in the manner of a bibliophile edition, consists of fourteen poems and two drawings by the author. The edition of 50 numbered and signed copies is divided as follows: 5 copies on Okawara paper, of Japanese origin, coming from the old printer Raoul Veroni; and 45 others printed on Beckett paper of 104 grams. The graphic design was in the care of our 'Supreme Entreriano' Gustavo Ibarra, who used Rosarivo Paul Ugerman types."

One in a continuing series of "Rioplatense Teatrito Entities."

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The Lottery Project
By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires: 2006. Edition of 49.

6 x 10.25 x 1.25"; 64 pages. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Cover design by Ral Veroni and Cristian Turdera. Paper: Teton Tiara 118 gsm, Cromatico 100 and 200 gsm, and plastic sleeves. Each book in the edition contains 49 inkjet prints onto original, but unsuccessful, lottery tickets. The origin of the tickets differs in each book, making each unique within the edition.

Veroni’s opening proclaims the plight of artists today and announces the subject of this book: the impossibility of making a living as an artist. Hence, the artist might as well play the lottery. At least the unsuccessful tickets can be put to the service of art: for Veroni, the tickets become paper for his sometimes playful, sometimes painfully serious inkjet prints.

The book was begun in Buenos Aires in July of 2006 “thanks to a lucky stipend obtained by the numbers 14, 22, 36 and 40….The edition will be released and distributed gradually, as the artist plays the lottery and gathers enough tickets upon which to print and fill each of the books. In the eventuality that during this time the artist wins the lottery jackpot, he reserves the right to leave the edition uncompleted.”
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La Princesa
By Ral Veroni
2002. Edition of 200

10 x 14cm, 40 pages. Inkjet printed on digital paper of 170 gms. Protected by a dust-cover printed on photo paper. English version only. Signed & numbered by Veroni.

This small book, with its structure of symbols, offers a good introduction to Veroni's digital artworks, made from 1999 onwards. It is also his return to producing poetry editions, as he had done in the eighties.
$26


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La Lucha por la Vida (Struggle for Life)
By Ral Veroni.
2000. Edition of 40.

6 x 9.5”; 86 pages. Contains thirty, screen printed images on obsolete paper currency from a host of countries. The pages are comprised of plastic sleeves with actual bills inserted inside. Origins of banknotes differ, thus each book is original in form and content. Introductory and explanatory texts in English and Spanish. Cloth and illustrated paper over board covers with hidden screw and post binding.

This artist's book uses devalued paper currency, bills no longer in circulation, from many countries to illustrate our relationships with money. By drawing directly onto these bills, Veroni explores the role money plays in our lives, the power it exercises over us, and the strange way it dictates our circumstances. He examines a long personal and mytho-historical relationship with money in a text that is honest and insightful, pointed and poetic.

A childhood in Argentina provided economic education in inflation and devaluation. "A bill in the pocket which yesterday bought a dozen eggs, today may buy only five eggs and tomorrow might only be enough to buy one." Although prevailing wisdom taught that "to save is the way to riches," Veroni soon realized that the best way to invest money was to spend it. Practical considerations may have inadvertently led her further on this quest for monetary meaning. When he did not have money to buy painting supplies, bills out of circulation were the cheapest paper to draw on. These drawings on old currency began while he was designing a "Macabre Dance" series of graffitied skeletons. Earlier engravings in the genre by Holbein, Guadalupe Posada, and Alfred Rethel influenced his work. The tension between life and death, the very struggle for life, is inherent in the mythos of money. Veroni writes: "Urban man asks himself about money in the same manner primitive man used to ask himself about lightening, rain, or lions; inexplicable things for him but without a doubt these were intimately related to divinity. Even though we all march to its rhythm, money (and the grief its absence brings to us) is something incomprehensible, far from the divine and only related to God when the person who wins the lottery feels blessed."
$3,000 (Last Copy)

 

 

 


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Struggle for Life (Reduced version)
By Ral Veroni
2001. Edition of 200.

4.5 x 6.5”; 14 pages. One original screenprint onto paper currency removed from circulation. Design and origin of the banknote differs in each book in form and content.

Paper wraps. Reproduced images of the series of 30 banknotes from the original Lucha Por La Vida inkjet printed on Somerset Book 175 gm. paper. One original screen-printed banknote is in a plastic sleeve as the last page. Text is English only with a glossary of terms and introduction to the titles from Spanish.

The original "Lucha por la Vida" used devalued paper currency, bills no longer in circulation, from many countries to illustrate our relationships with money. By drawing directly onto these bills, Veroni explored the role money plays in our lives, the power it exercises. Although prevailing wisdom taught that "to save is the way to riches," Veroni soon realized that the best way to invest money was to spend it.

This edition is a smaller version of the original. Instead of the original 30 banknotes this includes only one original full sized currency piece.
$40

 

 

 


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Itinerario/Itinerary
By Ral Veroni
1998. Edition of 74 in Spanish and 93 in English.

16 x 22 cm, 24 pages. Numbered and signed. Both editions are typeset on Kawanaka and Zerkall Ingres paper with screenprinted covers on Fabriano Roma. Made at the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England.

Written in 1997 during a 6 hour trip from Albuquerque to El Paso, Veroni outlines his disappointments and what he feels he has left to expect from art. The artist´s reflections relate to his years as a painter in Buenos Aires and to subsequent projects.
$76



An artist's view of place, power, and politics  
   

Buenos Aires
[portfolio]
By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Urania, 2010. Edition of 5.

15.5 x 13 x 1.25" acrylic case containing 23 original lambda prints. Includes an index with images and titles, a certificate of edition, and an explanatory text written as introduction for the exhibition. Housed in a velvet zippered case.

Ral Veroni: "This series of 23 lambda prints reflects on this city of immigrants and their daily struggle for survival.

"For this project, made during 2000 and 2001, Veroni resorted to the strategy of the flaneur [stroller]: long walks around town with no predetermined aim, taking photographs and notes about this unique city, its architecture, and its neighborhoods.

"The insertion of emblematic figures representing time, destiny, desire, etc in the cityscape create a subtle mix of metaphors. These images not only refer to the ups and downs of human existence but also, depending on the landmarks where these symbols are placed, to the complex political and social problems of his own country.

"Titles such as Bone and the Multinationals, Time the first worker, and The Hammer walking Past Homero Manzi Corner suggest, respectively, economical, political, and cultural comments turning to the memory and the complicity of the city’s inhabitants.

Samples of the prints:

El paso del Martillo por la esquina Homero Manzi
(Lambda Print - 22 x 18 cm – 2001)
Homero Manzi was one of the most renowned poets of tango. For many decades the old corner cafe honored the memory of the poet. At the time this photo was taken the cafe had closed and was being demolished. Currently a distinguished confectionery continues the place and name.

Tiempo, el primer trabajador
(Lambda Print - 22 x 18 cm – 2001)
Peronist marching lyrics include "You are the first worker," referring to Member Number 1 of the Labor Party, who was Peron himself. Here Time, a Veroni creation, represents for another kind of leader.

Original photographs were taken with a Canon 135. At the time Veroni was living in Scotland so wondered through Buenos Aires like a tourist with the camera hanging from his neck. The symbolic entities inserted in the pictures were originally modeled as sculptures in the artist's studio in Saint George Street, Glasgow.
$2,400

 

 

 

 


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Buenos Aires
By Ral Veroni
2002. Edition of 50.

13.5 x 17 cm, 52 pages. Ink-jet printed on 167 gm. Epson Matte paper. Bound as a postcard portfolio. Pages are held in an envelope which slips into the cover box. Contains a series of 22 digital photographs. Bilingual edition English-Spanish, with brief introduction and a three-part folded index page.

"Buenos Aires" reflects on this city of immigrants and their daily struggle for survival. For this project, made during 2000 and 2001, Ral Veroni resorted to the strategy of the faneur: long walks around town with no predetermined aim, taking photographs and notes about the city, its architecture and its neighborhoods.

The insertion of emblematic figures – representing time, destiny, desire – in the cityscape create a subtle mix of metaphors. These images not only refer to the ups and downs of human existence but also, depending on the landmarks where these symbols are placed, to the complex political and social problems of the country.
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Glasgow
By Ral Veroni
2002. Edition of 50.

13.5 x 17 cm, 52 pages. A series of 22 digital photographs, ink-jet printed on Epson Matte 167 gm. paper. As with Buenos Aires -its twin edition- it is bound as a postcard portfolio, the pages are held by an envelope which slips into the cover box. Bilingual edition English Spanish, with a structure of symbols as introduction and a three-part folded page with poems by Ral Veroni. Signed & numbered by the artist.

"Glasgow" is both a photographic compilation and an artist's book. Veroni has for this city a traveler's eye and he leaves the viewer with an open interpretation. One exception may be Monument to Existence. Here, the character stands on the cenotaph to the war dead, holding a two face weight. The rest of the images are wide allusions to the powers that carry us or menace us, such as Day of Bad Luck, or Time Thinks. These are combined with images of cityscapes that within this context, gain a certain kind of animism.
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Ral Veroni: "Little River Plate Theatre of Entities is the name of a series of 200 works (100 plates & 100 poems) created by Ral Veroni in anticipation of Argentina's Bicentennial of the May Revolution on 25th May 2010.

"The building of the country has occurred against a backdrop of 200 years of civil unrest, military conflicts and coup d'etats, the rise and fall of the gaucho (archetypal figure of the pampas), the destruction of indigenous communities, the disappearance of the African population through war and disease, a massive European and Asian immigration and the 'disappearance' of left wing activists under the dictatorship.

"In Little River Plate Theatre of Entities 13 characters - including Absurdity, Time, Oblivion, Injustice and Fear - alternate as actors facing situations of conflict and complicity in a tragicomic play. The scenes draw on various sources: from creole surrealism to indigenous myth, and from the African-colonial carnival to the Latin epigram, without leaving aside philosophy, or the purely nonsensical.

"13 artist's books in Spanish will be published, one a month, during the Bicentennial year."

"Actors in the Little River Plate Theatre of Entities, and their costumes:
The Idea of Nothingness: a flag depicting a zero
Fear: an ice cube
El Tereso: a turd, representing everything the world consumes and wastes
Pain: a nail
Absurdity: a question mark
Time: a hammer and sometimes a figure or a disk wearing a thief's mask
Oblivion: a funnel
Destiny: a circle, a wheel
The Flower: beauty, of course
Alpedín: futility, an anus shooting out gas, a symbol of lost causes
The Flame: represents character, vitality
Injustice: the scales of justice with one of the plates broken
Death: a bone

   

Miscelánea iconográfica en el Teatrito
rioplatense de entidades

[Miscellaneous iconography in the Teatrito River Plate entities]
By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Urania, 2010. Edition of 50

7.5 x 10.75 x .5"; 112 pages. Printed in two colors. Illustrated with 16 prints (11 double page prints). Includes 201 images with 15 texts and 3 poems by Veroni. Edition of 50 printed on a variety of papers: 11 Beckett; 12 Rives Tradition; 13 Rives Reflect; 14 Cambric. Signed and numbered by the author.

Ediciones Urania: "Printed under the imprint Urania, Iconographic Miscellanea [is the] eighth volume in the series of drawings and poems that make up the Little River Plate Theatre of Entities, created by Ral Veroni to accompany the Bicentennial of Argentina's May Revolution on 25th May 2010."

Veroni: "Between July 2006 and December 2009 the characters that form the Little River Plate Theater of Entities were printed on 100 Argentine $2 peso banknotes. Miscelánea iconográfica is a study in which Veroni himself analyses the 'performances' of Absurdity, Time, Bone, Destiny, Oblivion, Fear, Injustice, and other entities in the style of a theater critic."

Excerpt from Miscelánea iconográfica on the Little River Plate Theater blog:

"This study highlights a message: the entities are gods above the viewer. Amid this situation, the ephemeral character is transient yet steady, elusive yet pervasive. The disembodied actors present themselves as many forms and signifiers. The flow varies, passing from the model example to the indeterminate group, who despite their status as extras, take centre stage to carry the show. Their diaphanous character facilitates their control of the scene.

"But who are these characters and what they represent? Their attitude, their tendency to alter their attributes from Time, to Oblivion and to Pain, their capacity to take on the appearance of Flower, the Turd and the Little Flame among other variables makes it difficult for the reader to venture a linear reading. ..."

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13 Entidades
By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Urania, 2010. Edition of 50.

5.5 x 8.25"; 20 pages. Paper wraps with three color cover printed with an Epson R1900. Edition of 50: 1 on Japanese Orinoco paper, 6 on Italian Fabriano Ares and 8 on French Johannot paper, all from the former press of Raoul Veroni, artist, printer, founder of Ediciones Urania and father of the author; 35 on 118 gm Beckett Enhance Aortic. Edition numbered and signed by the author.

13 Entidades, the sixth volume in the series of etchings and poems that make up the River Plate Titrate Institutions, created by Ral Veroni to accompany the official celebrations and other commemorations of the bicentennial of the May Revolution. Contains a print that presents the entire troupe of protagonists and thus acts as a reference guide. It also includes the poem that gave name to the series.
$ 70 Beckett paper
$170 other papers


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Caracara, Ketekete y Klenklen
By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Urania, 2010. Edition of 50.

5.5 x 8.25"; 40 pages. Four-color printed cover with an Epson R1900. Edition of 50: 1 -15 on Hosho paper, 16 - 50 on Milan. Numbered and signed by the artist.

This is the fifth volume in the Little River Platte series.

Ral Veroni: "Caracara, Ketekete y Klenklen is based on the personifications of totemic birds. They correspond to the eagle, falcon, and hawk according to the names given by Guarani and Mapuche Indians of the land known nowadays as Argentina. The poetic figures of these 3 birds mingle in situations with Oblivion, Existence, La Pampa, and the River Plate before 'the conquest of the desert,' as the western colonization called the military campaign. This edition was printed on 25 May 2010, bicentennial of May Revolution, the event which opened the way to Argentine independence. Caracara, Ketekete y Klenklen contains 11 poems and 2 prints."
$ 70 Milan
$170 Hoshen


   
   

El Tamaño del Absurdo
[The Size of Absurdity]

By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Urania, 2010. Edition of 50.

5.5 x 8.25" (14 x21 cm); 42 pages. Laid in paperwrapper enclosed in a clear protective wrap. Edition of 50: 4 Fabriano Perusia; 6 C.M. Fabriano Ars; 6 P.M. Fabriano; 34 Beckett. Illustrated cover. Text in Spanish. Numbered and signed by Veroni.

Ral Veroni: "The second volume in the series of prints and poems that together form the Little River Plate Theatre of Entities, created by Ral Veroni to accompany the official celebration of the bicentenary of the Argentine May Revolution. In an edition of 50: the first 4 printed on 70 year old Fabriano Perusia from the original workshop of Raoul Veroni senior (artist, editor and father of Ral Veroni). In 1943 Raoul Veroni senior realized his edition of Tres Recuerdos del Cielo by Rafael Alberti using this same paper. Of the remaining books, 6 have been printed on C.M. Fabriano Ars and 6 on PM Fabriano, both 50 years old and also from the original workshop. The edition has been completed with 34 books on 104 gm Beckett."

El Tamaño del Absurdo contains ten poems, one print, and a vignette.

$ 70 with Beckett paper
$170 other papers

 


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Gauchesca entre el Miedo y el Dolor
[Gauchesca between fear and pain]

By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Urania, 2010. Edition of 50.

5.5 x 8.25" (14 x21 cm); 32 pages. Illustrated cover in two colors printed with an Epson R1900. Text in Spanish. Laid in paper wrapper enclosed in a clear protective wrap. Numbered and signed by Veroni. Edition of 50: 14 copies on papers (Okawara, FJ Head) from the studio of Raoul Veroni (artist, editor, and father of Ral); 34 on 118 gm Beckett paper.

Ral Veroni: "Gauchesca between Fear and Pain, the third volume in the series of Supreme Rioplatense Teatrito created by Ral Veroni to accompany the official festivities and other celebrations of the bicentenary of the Revolution of May.

"Gauchesca between Fear and Pain is a long poem composed in the style of a minstrel song from a seasoned poet (Pain) and an apprentice bard (Fear). At the meeting the two entities describe their world in relation to the absurd and existence. It also includes engraving tirapedos Absurd as a guard at the beginning and end of the book."


$ 70 copies printed on White Colonial Beckett
$170 copies printed on other papers


   
   

Hueso sueña con llegar a Nada
[Bone dreams of reaching Nothingness]

By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Urania, 2010. Edition of 50.

5.5 x 8.25" (14 x 21 cm); 24 pages. Laid in paperwrapper enclosed in a clear protective wrap. Edition of 50: 15 printed on Japanese Okawara paper; 35 on 118 gm Beckett paper. Illustrated cover printed in four colors with an Epson R1900. Text in Spanish. Numbered and signed by Veroni.

Ral Veroni: "The first volume in the series of prints and poems that together form the Little River Plate Theatre of Entities, created by Ral Veroni to accompany the official celebration of the bicentenary of the Argentine May Revolution. The series is published under the editorial stamp of Urania, founded by Raoul Veroni (artist, editor, and father of Ral Veroni) in 1943. Each book in this special bibliophiles' edition of 50 has been prepared by hand by the artist. The first 15 are printed on 40 year old apanese Okawara paper from the original workshop of Raoul Veroni senior.The remaining 35 have been printed on 118 gm Beckett paper. This book contains three prints and five poems."

... Tocado por la obsesión, como una procesión de sí mismo, camina solo por el borde del Absurdo esperando siempre caer del otro lado.
     [Touched by an obsession, as a procession of himself, walks alone along the edge of the Absurd always waiting to fall on the other side.]

$170 with Japanese Okawara paper
$ 70 with Beckett paper

 

 


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Llamita y Destino
[Little Flame and Destiny]

By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Urania, 2010. Edition of 50.

5.5 x 8.25" (14 x21 cm); 32 pages. Laid in paperwrapper enclosed in a clear protective wrap. Illustrated cover in five colors printed with an Epson R1900 . Text in Spanish. Numbered and signed by Veroni. Edition of 50: 15 printed on WSH&Co and Whatman FJ Head papers from the studio of Raoul Veroni (artist, editor, and father of Ral Veroni); 35 on 118 gm Beckett paper.

Ral Veroni: "Llama and Target, the fourth volume in the series of Supreme Rioplatense Teatrito created by Ral Veroni to accompany the official festivities and other celebrations of the bicentenary of the Revolution May.

"Llama and Destiny is composed of five poems in a tone of supplication, accusation and response between the Llama (a way of calling the fiery and fragile existence) and Destiny wheel head."


$70 Beckett paper copies.
$170 Other paper copies

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teatrito rioplatense de entidades
[River Platte Theater Entities]

By Ral Veroni
Paris: Ral Veroni and Éditions Solo Ma Non Troppo, 2010.
Edition of 200.

9.875 x 4"; 60 leaves. Perfect bound. Illustrated paper wraps.

Ral Veroni: "Between July 2006 and December 2009 the characters that form the Little River Plate Theater of Entities were printed on 100 Argentine $2 peso banknotes. This current edition presents some of the most memorable scenes. These take place on low denomination banknotes, according to the Little Theatre the perfect scenario to portray its world."
$33

 

   

 
Ral Veroni Out of Print Title:
• La Muestra Nómade
 
   

Jaguares y Cacatuas /Jaguars and Cockatoos
By Ral Veroni
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ral Veroni, 1990. Edition of 250.

30 x 20cm; 66 pages. Poetry, prints and collages by Ral Veroni. Printed on photocopy paper and coloured school card. Stapled pages with a cover in 5-color screen-print. Inside are 31 original prints and 35 photocopied reproductions of the texts and collages.

Ral Veroni: "Jaguares y Cacatuas (Jaguars and Cockatoos) draws directly on Veroni´s activities as a street poet. From 1985 Veroni started to implement a series of strategies in the poetry field that later were to be transferred to the visual one: the aim was direct communication avoiding cultural institutions as intermediaries. Veroni distributed his poems on different public transport, made spontaneous street recitals, and produced graffitis and photocopied editions.

"During these years Veroni had a refractory attitude towards any stylistic elaboration. His poetry is crude, inflamed and simple, full of social and political critique whilst retaining a naive and personal focus. His books are written using an altered grammatical structure which shapes the language to the phonetic and regional. Chaotic typography and woodcuts in black and white represent urban characters in the Buenos Aires of the late 80´s.

"Jaguares y Cacatuas is in many ways a direct descendent of these aforementioned works. Nevertheless the intention with Jaguares y Cacatuas was — in the artist´s own words - to ‘get out from poverty,’ creating a colourful edition which broke with the limitations of black and white photocopies.

"The book was commenced during 1989, a chaotic year when Argentina suffered the greatest hyper-inflation in history. Veroni set up a little screenprinting studio in Pedro Goyena street where he was to produce his publications for the next 5 years."
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Poemas Palindrómicos
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Urania, 2013. Edition of 75.

4.25 x 6.75"; 8 pages. Single sheet folded. River Plate Teatrito entity vignette on cover page

Ral Veroni (blog): "The palindrome is the art of composing texts when read them from left to right and from right to left have equal phonemes in both directions. This character of the palindrome gives the composition a specular direction, that adds to the meaning of the expression in an intriguing reflection."
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