Scenes from the Cutting-Room Floor

By: William Bentley

Price: $650.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 300 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies, this is number 58, SIGNED by William Bentley and initialed by John Baldessari on the colophon. 4to presented in a 3-ring binder. 11 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. x, 214, [2] pp. Half-title, introduction by Andrew Hoyem, Glossary of screenplay terms, numerous art pieces throughout most with cut-outs as part of the designs; text clean, unmarked. Burgundy vinyl over 3-ring binder with white ink lettering and color photographs mounted on the front cover; binding square and tight. Includes the original prospectus and a promotional letter from the Arion Press. BJ519-002. Fine. Conceived, designed, and produced under the direction of Andrew Hoyem, using Monotype composition in Remington Bold and Reproducing Bold types with handset Century Schoolbook, the paper is Classic Crest, pale blue for the text and white for the illustrations which are paginated in sequence with the text, printed letterpress, the cover photograph was taken by Lucy Gray in Hollywood with an inserted photograph of John Baldessari taken in his studio. Scenes from the Cutting-Room Floor includes twenty images by John Baldessari and an original text by William Bentley. This imaginative project is unusual in that the artist first produced the artwork, which served as the inspiration for the writer. The illustrations are based on publicity stills from old movies with the actors faces removed with die-cut circles. Bentley wrote scenes that were not in the movies at all, but are to be read as rejects, the ribbons of film that ended up on the curving-room floor.

Title: Scenes from the Cutting-Room Floor

Author Name: William Bentley

Illustrator: John Baldessari (b. 1931)

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Arion Press: 2017

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BJ519-002

Keywords: William Bentley, John Baldessari, Scenes from the Cutting-Room Floor, Arion Press, Andrew Hoyem, Fine Press, Limited Edition