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Moorish Roses

By Leonard Lehrer
[Tempe, Arizona]: Cabbagehead Press, 1986. Edition of 52.

7 x 5", 12 pages. Accordion fold. Lithographic drawings by Lehrer. Laid in handmade paper-bound case. Numbered and signed by the artist on the colophon.

Colophon: "This book was prompted by memories of visits to Granada, Spain, where the Alhambra and its roses continue to remind us that paradise is a garden. "

Leonard Lehrer, artist statement "Among the forces directly impacting my work are the paintings of Pontormo, the gardens and domed ceilings of the Alhambra, the movie 'Last Year at Marienbad' and the writings of Jorges Luis Borges; the simultaneity of experience, i.e., that past, present and future all exist at the same moment - at this very moment - is at the very core of my understanding. Through my images I try to comprehend the very nature of my experience. I attempt to address the magic of the arts, the unexpected, the sense of discovery that the adventure of my life has provided for me. From the wonderment of the paradise garden to efforts in addressing great loss, I find that the arts embrace everything."

Moorish Roses

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