Blue Note Boulevards
This is not a book about art – it is actual works of art bound in book form. Every page is an original woodcut. At the time of publication (1997) it was hailed by renowned publishing house Grøndahl Dreyer as ‘one of the most ambitious projects in recent Norwegian publishing history’.
The unique character of the book is further enhanced by the fact that no future editions can ever be made; all pages are printed directly from the wood-plates the artist worked on, all of which were subsequently destroyed.
Blue Note Boulevards is a collaboration between the esteemed late Norwegian poet Henning Kramer Dahl and Magne Furuholmen. Both artists have both drawn inspiration from the rich history of jazz-music, to create a joint work that seeks to marry the literary and visual content.
Blue Note Boulevards is represented in artist-book collections of international museums and institutions worldwide, including The Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway, Bibliothéke Nationale de France, Malmö Art Museum, Sweden, Kupferstichkabinett Staatliche Museet zu Berlin, Museum for Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Tate Gallery, London, The National gallery of Australia, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, and The Hirshorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
Language – English