Canto XXXI/1: Nimrod

canto 31 1

Canto XXXI/1: Nimrod

SOLD OUT Lithographic proof, approved by the artist and signed / initialled by him, taken from the original Talford Press edition of 185, printed on 100% rag, acid-free Inveresk (Somerset) paper

 

page size 39.5 x 31 cm

 

1979 – 1983

 

Primordial letter-forms here describe both the language of Nimrod, architect of the Tower of Babel (who now talks gibberish) and the unified language of the world that his vainglorious scheme brought to an end. The colours relate to rock paintings in the Kalahari which the artist studied and from which the letterforms were derived.