Item #69880 Myrninerest. Madge GILL, David Tibet, Henry Boxer, Roger Cardinal, Henry Boxer., artist.
Myrninerest.
Myrninerest.

Myrninerest.

London: The Spheres, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. Bound in off-white "Natuur" cloth, with blocked image on the front board and titling to spine. 232pp (plates section printed on rectos only). Printed endpapers. Standard edition, limited to 250 copies. This copy with a "launch bookplate" affixed opposite the half-title page and SIGNED by both David Tibet and Henry Boxer. The first ever publication devoted exclusively to the work of Madge Gill (1882 - 1961), a woman from the East End of London, who from 1919 onwards produced a vast number of artworks under the guidance of her "spirit-guide" Myrninerest. Although she did exhibit her art during her lifetime, Gill "made clear that she had no intention of selling her work, insisting that it did not belong to her but to Myrninerest." Much of Gill/Myrninerest's work took the form of strange and haunting black and white ink drawings of women which she excecuted on postcards, 108 of which are reproduced in this book at their original size (3 3/8" x 5 1/2"; 83mm x 140mm). The images are prefaced by short appreciations by each of the editors: David Tibet, musician, artist and author with a long term interest in Gill/Myrninerest, and Henry Boxer, one of the world's leading dealers in Outsider and Visionary Art and champion of Gill/Myrninerest's work. These pieces are followed by a longer (5 page) biographical essay, "Visions of Myrninerest," by Roger Cardinal, an expert on Madge Gill (whose biography he is currently working on) and the person who coined the phrase "Outsider Art" which he used as the title of his ground-breaking book of the subject (first published in 1972). AS NEW in Fine condition. (no dust jacket issued). Out-of-print. Item #69880

Price: $250.00