Author: Beard, Mark
Title: Manhattan Fifteenth Year Reader 1995 : The Grim Years
Place Published: [New York]
Date Published: 2002
51 collaged linocuts by Mark Beard, painted and hand colored by the artist. Text silkscreened in the artist's handwriting. (Oblong Folio) black cloth, stamped in silver gilt, violet endpapers. No. 16 of 25 copies.
Signed by Beard at the colophon. This fine and rare modern artist's book is the sequel to Mark Beard's famous Manhattan Third Year Reader, his reaction to the ravages of Aids. Over fifty-one reduction print linoleum cuts and regular linoleum cuts were pulled, collaged, and hand-colored by the artist. Over fifty different papers were used. The edition was hand-bound by Judith Ivry. Beard has works on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library.