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The Last Dinner Party

By Carrie Scanga and Rebecca Goodale
Portland, Maine: Rebecca Goodale, 2015. Edition of 5.

Set of three accordion books in a clamshell box (11 x 11 x 2"). Hand-colored dry point etchings, with added paste paper pennants hung on a line strung between pages. Each book and box bound in different color cloth. Signed by the artists.

Rebecca Goodale: "This set of three books traveled between the artists' studios at Bowdoin College, Freeport, and Portland, Maine for printing, hand coloring and binding. The clamshell boxes were begun in Eaton, NH at the studio of Marnie Cobbs and finished in Freeport.

"Goodale and Scanga worked together on the plates, often sitting close beside each other while making marks on the same plate. The narrative follows the three friends from 'Two or Three Friends' their previous book project.

"During the two years it took to conceive of and finish this project one artist became a mother and the other became motherless. The baby panda in the narrative is a new and necessary character, one that buoys the artists along to consider the future and the possibility of the next collaboration."

The Last Dinner Party

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