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artists books:

The Bunnies
Knew Better

She's Fallen
Down Dead

The Child With
A Bent Spine

The Four Chairs

The House of the
Man That Died

Rat Poison

Victoria In
The Woods

The Family Name

Deadlines

Angst

Hideous Bliss

Danse Macabre

Dog That Bit Son

The Favorite
Pastimes of
Rotten Children

Old Perverts and
Small Animals

Death Made Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Family Name

The Family Name is a story that traces the fictional Braun family’s history from the turn of the century to the 1920’s. The Braun family, a well respected patriarchy changes into a matriarchy when the last adult male dies. The matriarch’s new rule marks the downfall of the family name. The drawings evoke a nostalgic innocence which is betrayed by deadpan and distasteful text. In The Family Name the character Alexander Braun is the embodiment of immorality. Born of brother and sister, Oskar and Anna, the bastard son, Alexander, is a large contributor to the downfall of the Braun name.

Family Name handmade

Edition of 50 – Handmade Book: Handmade, signed and numbered by Eileen Arnow-Levine – 1994, Offset lithography, brown ink, rice paper, marbled paper, speckled paper, Neenah 60 lb. Millstone text, glue, ribbon, gold paint, thread, 4.5” high x 6” wide x .125” deep, 24 pages – $60.00

Family Name Chapbook

Edition of 500 – Chapbook – 1994, staple saddle stitched, offset lithography, brown ink, Neenah 80 lb. Peppered Moss cover, Neenah 60 lb. Millstone text, 4.25" high x 5.5" wide x .125" deep, 24 pages – $6.00