Sebastian Black

Edition Review

  • Sebastian Black, Period Piece Simple Sequence (2014)

  • Color etching and aquatint. Twenty-panel accordion fold in two sections with screenprinted canvas slipcase. 19 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, folded; 160 inches unfolded. Each plate 12 x 16 inches, each sheet 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. Edition of 20. Printed and published by Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH. $7,000.
Sebastian Black, Period Piece Simple Sequence (2014). Courtesy Wingate Studio.

Sebastian Black, Period Piece Simple Sequence (2014). Courtesy Wingate Studio.

Sebastian Black’s Period Piece Simple Sequence is devised in binary form: it can be viewed bookishly sheathed in Mark Tomlinson’s handsome cloth-bound slipcase, or sprung out like a jack-in-the-box into two ten-panel paper sculptures that extend some ten feet. Mounted on high plinths and loosened in a leporello format at Black’s solo exhibition at Paris’s Galerie Balice Hertling (April 23-–May 23, 2015), Period Piece Simple Sequence demanded perambulatory looking.

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