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Horice, Czechoslovakia born 1943

  • France 1971
  • Australia from 1973
  • France 1976-78, 1985-86


Boulzicourt, Ardennes, France 1908 – Paris, France 1944


La peau du fantôme [Phantom skin] 1987 Description: Artist book comprising single folded sheet of colophon text | etching printed on calf-gut, affixed to single sheet of letterpress text
Place made: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, artist's books, ink; paper etching, printed in sepia ink, from one plate; hand-coloured; letterpress text and blindstamp Support: calf-gut; moulin de fleurae; medium-weight textured off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 25/28
Edition: edition of 28

Primary Insc: Signed centre beneath colophon text in black pencil, 'Petr Herel'. Inscribed centre beneath colophon text in black pencil, 'XXV / ... / To Anne'. Signed and dated lower left within image in black ink, 'Petr Herel 1987'.
Secondary Insc: Press blindstamp centre cover, '[Labyrinth motif]'
Dimensions: book (closed) 21.6 h x 15.4 w cm book (open) 21.6 h x 30.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Dr Anne Gray, 2011
Accession No: NGA 2011.799.A-D
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Artist's book
Image rights: © Petr Herel
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Anna Gray, Canberra, June 2011.