Cunst Art: Caroline Coon Hand-Rendered Laid Bare Diary 1983-84

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I once asked gallery owner Angela Flowers for her definition of an artist. Without hesitating she said: “That’s easy. An artist is someone who simply has to paint every day.” Caroline Coon is the personification of that description.

– Charlotte Metcalf from her editor’s note on Caroline Coon, Laid Bare Dairy 1983-1984

A fascinating and frank document of the period of the artist’s personal life conveyed by the title, Caroline Coon’s Laid Bare Diary 1983-1984 is also a  lovingly realised bookwork.

CUNST ART: CAROLINE COON’S HAND-RENDERED LAID BARE DIARY 1983-1984

 

CUNST ART: CAROLINE COON’S HAND-RENDERED LAID BARE DIARY 1983-1984

 

With expose-stitched binding, Laid Bare Diary is a handsome object. I particularly like the card plates, which are all of a piece with the text and add to the hand-rendered nature of this project from Coon’s imprint Cunst Art.

CUNST ART: CAROLINE COON’S HAND-RENDERED LAID BARE DIARY 1983-1984

CUNST ART: CAROLINE COON’S HAND-RENDERED LAID BARE DIARY 1983-1984

 

Buy copies of Laid Bare Diary 1983-4 here.

Visit Caroline Coon’s site here.