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Artist's book - Support living artists : 1987
  • Support living artists : 1987
    King, Susan Elizabeth Paradise Press
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Support living artists : 1987

  • Object:

    Artist's book

  • Place of origin:

    California (published)

  • Date:

    1987 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    King, Susan Elizabeth
    Paradise Press (publisher)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

This portfolio of mail art contains four cards in envelopes, each designed, and hand made by the Kentucky born writer and artist Susan E. King.

The cards, titled 'Liberace Valentine', 'Rilke Calling Card', 'Van Gogh Summer Solstice Card, Van Gogh Winter Solstice Card', and 'O'Keeffe Centennial' quote from the diaries or letters of the deceased artists - Liberace (1919-1987), Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) and Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986).

The quotes on each card relate to esoteric holidays experienced by the artists. King's intention in this work was to offer inspiration from the words of dead artists and show support for emerging artists in California.

Published in a limited edition on her own press, this work was the first in the 'Support Living Artists!' series of bookworks, published between 1987 and 1989.

Physical description

Portfolio containing four cards in envelopes by Susan E. King.

'A year's worth of ephemera and small printed artworks by Susan E. King that celebrate esoteric holidays and continue the Support living artists! series' - cover

Place of Origin

California (published)


1987 (published)


King, Susan Elizabeth
Paradise Press (publisher)


Height: 17 cm

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Artist's book, 'Support living artists : 1987', by Susan Elizabeth King, Paradise Press, California, 1987


Artists' Books; National Art Library


National Art Library

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