ARTIST’S BOOKS:
This catalogue includes only those artist’s books which are still available for sale from M.K. Publishers
OBERIU BOX - publishing projects of M.K. Publishers, that involves artists' books of artists form St Petersburg and Moscow, their literature basis including the works of Russian writers-absurdists, members of OBERIU (The Society of Real Art, Leningrad). The Box unites 7 artists' books who used texts of 7 writers: Daniil Kharms; Igor Bakhterev, Alexandr Vvedensky, Nikolai Zabolotsky, Konstantin Vaginov, Nikolai Oleinikov, Leonid Lipavsky. Though each book has got its own format, design, material and way of printing but all of them carry the same massage, the one of tragic fate of OBERIU of the late 20s - early 30s of the 20th century.

OBERIU BOX
St Petersburg: M.K.& Charmsizdat, 2002
The idea and foreword: Mikhail Karasik

7 artist's books by V. Goppe, M. Karasik, B. Konstriktor, J. Shtapakov, P. Shvetzov. J.Zaretskaya, S.Yakunin in the same Box:
37.0 x 27.5 x 5.8, cardboard with lithograph
In Russian
In an edition of 21 numbered and signed copies
Appendix: interrogatory minutes of OBERIU


Mikhail Karasik
ECCLESIASTES 2000

This is the literature improvisation on the subject of the biblical text of The Book of Ecclesiastes or the Preacher.
Both the contents and illustrations are of the autobiographical character. The book is a kind of the artist's self-portrait;
its a dialog with the biblical story itself, the artist being our contemporary trying to comprehend and interpret once again
eternal issues of conflict between man and society, time and creative activity, man's efforts and their fruitlessness.

Mikhail Karasik
ECCLESIASTES 2000

Lithographs by Mikhail Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 2002
44,0 x 29,5. 24 pages
In an edition of 15 numbered and signed copies
Unstitched. Text in Russian is lithograph; in English - silkscreen printed. 6 single page compositions: colour lithographs.
Cover: colour lithograph. 2 cases: Plexiglas and card slip case covered by black paper


Mikhail Karasik
PASSPORT

Design by M. Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 2001
36,0 x 25.0. 24 pages. In Russian and in English.
In an edition of 30 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Text and illustrations – silkscreen printed, Indian ink, pen, stamping by rubber clichés. Card cover covered with leatherette: zincography, gold foil. Slip case of coloured card, handset letterpress





Mikhail Karasik
THE LABOUR BOOK,
or an Autobiography with an Industrial Inclination

Design by M. Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 2001
31,7 x 23,7. 16 pages. In Russian
In an edition of 30 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Text and illustrations – silkscreen printed, Indian ink, pen, stamping by rubber clichés. Card cover covered with leatherette: handset letterpress. Card slip case: handset letterpress. Appendix: English translation of the text


Mikhail Karasik
THE MITTEN.
Essay
Design by Viktor Remishewski
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 2001
14,0 x 25,0. 24 pages. In Russian
In an edition of 30 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Handset letterpress text. Cover: felt, silkscreen printed. Fly - leaf: plastic. Card slip case covered with blue paper, handset letterpress. Appendix: German translation of the text



Mikhail Karasik
THE SUITCASE.
Drama
(after the motifs of Daniil Kharms” short story The Old Woman)
Lithographs by M. Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K.-Kharmsizdat, 2001
46,0 x 36,5. In Russian
In an edition of 11 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. 12 pages of handset letterpress text + 14 pages (illustrations and text) – lithographs on the priming canvas painted with acrylic. Plywood slip case. Appendix: English translation of the text



Daniil Kharms
ON THE DEATH OF KAZIMIR MALEVICH

Lithographs by M.Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K.-Kharmsizdat, 2000
33.5 x 35.5. 14 pages. In Russian.
In an edition of 27 numbered and signed copies.
Stitched. 9 copies - lithographs on the priming canvas. 18 copies - lithographs on the paper “Hahnemühle” 250g. Cover: priming canvas, colour lithograph. Card slip case (35.5 x 36.5) covered with paper, with colour lithograph.
Commentaries by Mikhail Karasik, in Russian, printed on a safety card slip case: lithograph.
Appendix: English and German translation of the text; German translation of the commentaries.


Dmitri Shostakovich
JEWISH SONGS

Album
Lithographs by Mikhail Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1999
56.5x41.3
In an edition of 13 numbered and signed copies
Unstitched. 7 illustrations – colour lithographs inserted into a folder. 1 title-page in English; 4 pages – sheet music; card folder – lithograph. Appendix: English translation of the text and sheet music



Mikhail Karasik
MINARET

Lithographs by Mikhail Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1999
59.0x21.0. 20 pages. In English
In an edition of 15 numbered and signed copies
Unstitched. Text and drawings are colour lithographs. 8 double page and one single page compositions. Cover: collage. Card slip case: lithograph




SHULAMITE
The Song of Solomon

Album
Lithographs by Mikhail Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1998
59.5x37.5
In an edition of 15 numbered and signed copies
Unstitched. 9 illustrations – colour lithographs inserted into a folder. 2 title-pages in English; card folder – colour lithograph


Mikhail Karasik
ARABIAN EROS

Lithographs by Mikhail Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1998
48.0x30.0. 24 pages. In English
In an edition of 21 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Text and drawings are colour lithographs. 7 single-page and 2 double-page compositions. Dust-cover of green paper, with lithograph. Fly-leaf and cover: coloured card. Card slip case covered with paper, with colour lithograph
Diploma – 5th International Biennial of Easel Graphic Art “Kaliningrad-Königsberg 98”. Kaliningrad, 1998


Mikhail Karasik
SELF-PORTRAIT

Lithographs by Mikhail Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1997
40,0 x 24,5. 20 pages. In Russian
In an edition of 21 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Lithographed text, one illustration – colour lithography, 8 collages – black paper, 5 collages – original photographs. Cover: coloured card. Card slip case: collages – photographs, black paper. Appendix: English translation of the text


DAVID AND URIAH
Lithographs by M. Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1996
40,5 x 35,5. 20 pages. In English
In an edition of 27 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Text offset printed on white paper. Colour lithographs: 3 single-page and
2 double-page compositions. Fly-leaf and cover of dark blue paper with lithograph. Card slip case covered with dark blue paper, with lithograph



How Saint Francis Turned to God the Wild Wolf of Guibby
From the Book of Flowers of Francis of Assisi

Lithographs by M. Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1996
44,0 x 26,5. 28 pages. In Russian
In an edition of 17 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Text and drawings are coloured lithographs. The text printed using bronze paint. Cover: colour lithograph. Case: coloured card. Appendix: Original Italian text and German translation




Daniil Kharms
La Vieille

Lithographs by M.Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1994
33,8 x 18,7. 20 pages. In French
In an edition of 33 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Text offset printed on white paper, 10 lithographs with collage on grey paper
Translation of the text and appendix in French by Jean-Philippe Jaccard. Black card case with collage



THE Lamentations of Jeremiah
Lithographs by M.Karasik
St Petersburg: M.K. Publishers, 1994
39,5 x 28,0. 24 pages. In English
In an edition of 27 numbered and signed copies
Stitched. Colour lithographs: title-page double opening, 5 single-page and one double-page compositions. Text offset printed on grey paper. Cover of black and brown card. Card slip case with





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