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Thu 07 July 2011
Nick Blinko: ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’ now available for order

Image from Nick Blinko’s book ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’ Image from Nick Blinko’s book ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’ Image from Nick Blinko’s book ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’

Image from Nick Blinko’s book ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’ Image from Nick Blinko’s book ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’ Image from Nick Blinko’s book ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’

Image from Nick Blinko’s book ‘Visions of Pope Adrian 37th’

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Nick Blinko’s extraordinary new book of his artwork, Visions of Pope Adrian 37th, is now available. It consists of 87 drawings, a brief introduction by Blinko, and a short piece on Blinko from the acclaimed writer, and specialist, on outsider art Professor Colin Rhodes. The drawings are reproduced in their original A5 size. There are two different editions, a standard edition and a special edition.

 

Nick Blinko: Visions of Pope Adrian 37th: standard edition Nick Blinko: Visions of Pope Adrian 37th: standard edition individual drawing

 

The standard edition is limited to 370 copies, is bound in dark maroon Arbelave Buckram and the front image and spine text are gold-blocked onto the cover. The book has purple head- and tail-bands and black endpapers. Each copy contains an original portrait of Pope Adrian 37th, drawn by Blinko, who has also signed the same page, making every copy of the book unique. The standard edition costs £37 plus postage and packing.

 

Click here to order the standard edition.

 

Nick Blinko: Visions of Pope Adrian 37th: special edition Nick Blinko: Visions of Pope Adrian 37th: special edition individual drawing

 

The special edition is limited to 37 numbered copies, is bound in purple Arbelave Buckram; has a larger front image than the standard edition, which is, like the spine text, gold-blocked onto the cover. The book has purple and black head- and tail-bands and black endpapers; all three page-edges are gilded. An original portrait of Pope Adrian 37th by Blinko, larger and more elaborate than that in the standard edition, is drawn by the artist in each copy; the page is also signed by him. As with the standard edition, every copy of this book is unique. The special edition costs £137 plus postage and packing.

 

The special edition is now SOLD OUT.

 

We have shown samples of the front cover, and typical drawings, from the standard and special editions, though of course every copy is different.

 

Blinko also presently has a museum show of his work at Chichester’s prestigious Pallant House gallery until 7 August. For more details see here.

 

Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric was originally the title of a 1995 concept album by Nick’s band Rudimentary Peni, written while he was being detained in an English psychiatric hospital under Section 3 of the UK’s 1983 Mental Health Act. During that period, Nick was convinced that he was Pope Adrian 37th. Visions of Pope Adrian XXXVII was also the name Nick gave to a multimedia colour painting/drawing of his which was exhibited at St Martin in the Fields Church, London, by the National Schizophrenia Fellowship—now known as Rethink. The painting was executed in the 1980s, and was originally, and unsatisfactorily, titled Kaleidoscope before being re-named in the next decade.

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Tue 03 June 2014

Aleksandra Waliszewska: Gold Hands Tremble book

My friend Aleksandra Waliszewska has three new books out. Two are new and improved editions of her PROBLEM and SOLUTION books, both of which have rewritten introductions by myself which differ from those in the (sold out) first editions. There is also a very limited special edition which also includes signed prints, a T-shirt, a tote bag and badges. 

 

The other book is titled GOLD HANDS TREMBLE and is published to mark an exhibition by her at Galerie Leto.

Tue 03 June 2014

Ramases: Life Child box set

I received my copies last week, and I am (uncharacteristically) speechless. It really is stunning, and I am OverMoon that my paintings—including one appearing as the cover—are included in the package and that some brief liner notes by me appear in it. I advise everyone to rush to get a copy as it was made in a fairly small edition.

Tue 03 June 2014
As the original edition of SING OMEGA, the book of David Tibet’s collected writings, sold out so quickly, I am doing two new editions, one identical (almost) to the standard edition, which I hope to be published in about four weeks, and the other, which will be published later, in a very different format. I hope the latter will be published before Christmas.
Tue 18 March 2014
I am receiving such an immense volume of mail that I can no longer reply to all of the many emails sent for my attention. Nor, I am afraid, is it possible for me to sign items when requested to do so. And, generally, please be aware it is rarely I who replies to communications to DavidTibet.com and CopticCat.com. Thanks for your understanding in this.
Mon 18 March 2013
I imagine it’s unlikely, but are there any Assyriologists reading this who are beginning, or proficient in, Akkadian?
Thu 20 December 2012
An important section on DavidTibet.com will be an online portfolio of my artwork; both those pieces available for sale and those held in collections. I am asking all of those who own original paintings and drawings of mine to scan, or take good quality photographs, of work of mine they own, if they would be so kind, so we can add them to my online portfolio.
Thu 01 March 2012
I would be delighted if all of those who have tattoos of C93 images, texts, titles—anything by or connected to my and C93’s work—could send me good quality photos of them—with their name—for use in a future C93 project. THANK YOU! Please send to  with C93 TATTOOS in the subject line.

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