Picture Poems, Written and Illustrated by Andrew Hoyem, Arion Press, 1975
Picture Poems by Andrew Hoyem
Illustrated with Drawings by Andrew Hoyem
Arion Press, 1975, Limited to 500 Copies
Signed by Andrew Hoyem
This is a signed limited edition of “Picture Poems” published by the Arion Press in 1975 with a limitation of 500 copies. From the publisher, "This, the first book of the Arion Press, was published as a catalogue for Andrew Hoyem's one-man show of drawings at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor under the auspices of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Most of the images incorporate poetry or refer to writings by the artist.”
Measuring 11.25” x 11.25” and containing 60 pages, the book is bound in cloth over boards with titling labels on the front cover and spine. The drawings are reproduced by photolithography and the text is printed by letterpress in Monotype Goudy Californian on Curtis Rag paper. The book is signed by Andrew Hoyem on the colophon.
Accompanying the book is a broadside invitation to the exhibition, January 18 to March 16, 1975, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1975.
The book is in FINE condition with no flaws.
A photograph of the binding appears in the photo section of the listing.
About the Arion Press
Since its inception in 1974, the Arion Press has published 118 deluxe limited editions that are breathtaking in their scope and artistry. Combining notable literature illustrated with original artwork from prominent artists, Andrew Hoyem and his team at the Arion Press have carried on the tradition of the livre d’artiste in spectacular fashion. Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times put it best when he wrote, "The Arion Press produces some of the most beautiful limited-edition, hand printed books in the world."