The Simple Line
Charles Van Sandwyk
The text was set in 18-point Centaur and printed in two colors on Arches paper. The essay (9 x 13 inches, 10 pp, sewn folios issued in a cloth case binding by Claudia Cohen, with printed spine label) is being issued jointly by Heavenly Monkey and CVS Fine Arts, limited to 50 copies signed by the artist. Numbers 1-25 (this one being #16) were issued through Heavenly Money and cased in natural linen. Very Fine condition;
This essay about Charles' approach to etching was originally written as the introduction to a retrospective of etchings he created over the past two decades. That book, titled Twenty-One Years, Twenty-One Prints, has being issued privately (spring 2007) by the artist, in an edition of just 13 copies (issue price in the mid-four figures). Impressed by the essay's insight to his work and art, Heavenly Monkey proposed over-printing it and issuing it as a companion volume. The essay features five tipped-in prints of Charles' earliest etchings, plus a new etching created just for The Simple Line. The title page features a new drawing colored by the artist.