milojevic spurrier and tabacco

concertina books

Milan Milojevic

Apocolypto Calypso (a panorama) (1992)
The conflict known as The Bulkan War was in its first year when the artist produced Apocolypto Calypso. It depicts a world afire with bombs raining down, a volcano spewing lava, sulfur clouds bursting, ships sinking and sharks circling. Dogs of war stand guard, one at either end, ensuring there is no escape. As they egg on the destruction victims their barking spits victims into the war torn landscape. Despite all of this it is tempting to be enchanted by the beautiful and colourful lithographic panorama of Milojevic’s concertina book.
Handcoloured lithograph, cardboard covers with colour photocopies. 23×23.5cm (23×97.5 open). Edition AP. The artist. Photographer Carl Warner.
Grahame, Noreen (ed.) 1994, BEWARE books by artists, Numero Uno Publications. (p. 43) (1st ab+mf)
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Stephen Spurrier & Wilma Tabacco

One of a series of Collaborative Artists’ Books produced by Stephen Spurrier and Wilma Tabacco. Collaborations between the two artists have been continuing since 1992 when they worked together on an artists’ vending machine project for the Third International Contemporary Art Fair in Melbourne.
“Spleen” is a continuation of the artists’ investigation into the significance of particular human organs in the creative process. “Venting the Spleen” for the artist can be the expression of the darkest shadow, and may lead to the creation of very curious work! Concertina format. Watercolour, Collage, synthetic relief prints and drawing on Pordenone 185 gsm. 8 pp, each 22.5 x 12.5 cm. Cover by Ugg Boot Press. Signed.
Edition: One-of-a-kind. Ugg Boot Press. Photographer Carl Warner.
Grahame, N 2001, ‘the art of collaboration’ in S. Spurrier (ed.) little treasures : Collaborative Artists’ Books, Ugg Boot Press. p. 3 (illustrated)
Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions