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[5 POINT TURN..] - David Robilliard

[5 POINT TURN..] - David Robilliard

£200.00
ROBILLIARD, David.
[5 POINT TURN..]
Original artist postcard work. B&w text on card [105 x 145mm] printed to one side only. Numbered by the artist as 272 in a limited edition of 300 copies only. Signed by the artist in red pen. [London]: Birch & Conran Fine Art, 1988.

A postcard edition by artist David Robilliard (1952-1988) featuring three of his characteristic bittersweet poems. This series was published by Birch & Conran as A Box of Poems following the release of Robilliard's second volume of poetry Swallowing Helmets in 1987. Robilliard first initiated the postcards as a piece of mail art printed in letterpress by art dealer Paul Conran and sent out to a small group of friends.

This postcard series was released in 1988, the year of the artists' death at age 36, as a result of HIV/ AIDS. While Robilliard would move into painting canvases that he called 'poem paintings' the use of witty, instinctive texts continues in a painted form. Robilliard's initials or signature, as seen here in the postcard edition, would also become an integral part of his painted artworks.

The texts on this postcard reads:


5 POINT TURN
The star that gave you warts in the throat
cauterizes only a 5 point turn

A DONKEY'S SORE BUM
is just one example of things you wouldn't think of

INSTANT CAKE MIX
You may want your cake and eat it
but you've had all the cake you're going
to get out of me so beat it

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