Saint Petersburg: (Dmitry Sayenko), 2017. Sayenko, Dmitry. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Number 5 of 15, folio size, 44 pp., signed by Dmitry Sayenko. Fine. Item #17072603
Dmitry Sayenko (b. 1965 in Kiev) learned a love of book illustration from his father, a book illustrator himself, by watching him at work. In 1995 Dmitry graduated from the Mukhina Art School, St. Petersburg, where he still lives and works and in 1993 he began to work in the artist book field while he continues to teach. For most of his books, Dmitry not only designs the book, but makes the cuts, prints and binds the books, and for several also makes the paper. His works are in private collections as well as institutions around the world, including the Russian National Library, the Staatsbibliotheck, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Van Abbemuseum, and the Eoun-ho Kim Collection, among others. Dmitry's illustrations are powerful and evocative, and in addition to wood and linocuts he uses other media such as pieces of old sheet music in creating his books. This book explores myths prevalent in medieval times concerning witches, and the ways in which societies of the day dealt with them - with mistrust, suspicion, and often with harsh physical punishment. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in half tan leather, marbled paper boards with linocuts in black on both front and back, title stamped in silver on the front, all edges uncut, black endpapers, pictorial title page, linocuts on almost every page in black and brown interspersed with text; types Franklin Gothic and Baskerville, 100% cotton paper (approx. 280 gr.) handmade by the artist, folio size (13.5" by 9.75"), unpaginated, 44 pages with English text and linocut images printed on both sides, limited edition of 15 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist, this no. 5. Enclosed in a cardboard slipcase with marbled paper sides made specially for this edition, title in black on spine on tan paper spine label. ***CONDITION: Fine, as new; we acquired the book directly from the book artist, it is as it came from his studio; slipcase also fine. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, IOBA and ILAB and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.