I Am For That, 1994
Authors: James Brown and Max Blagg
Publisher: Hine Editions, San Francisco
Binding: Three paper folders wrapped in Bedouin silk, in a protective mylar cover, in a new blue cloth folding box, "James Brown" gilt on red leather spine label.
About the book:
James Brown was born in 1951 in Los Angeles, California. He studied painting and printmaking at the Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood and then attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, from which he graduated in 1974. He spent the following years living and working in Paris. In 1978, he had his first solo exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum of Arnheim, in the Netherlands, as well as his first solo show at the Christiane and Eric Germain Gallery in Paris. In 1979, Brown moved to New York, where he worked alongside artists of the rising Neo-Expressionism movement such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Julian Schnabel.
Divided into three sections, this unorthodox book consists of original drawings, engraving, collage and a hand written poem. Using paper handmade by students in Morocco as well as paper from the renowned Dieu Donne, the sections are loosely inserted into a beautiful Bedouin silk wrapper. The overall feel of this book is completely unique. Signed on the colophon by Blagg and Brown. One of 17 copies.