Artists' Books & Installation
Random Passions | 2008 | $100
Laser prints on “vellum” paper, pamphlet in case binding covered with velvet finish book cloth, hot stamped title.
Edition of 100
Couples from romance novel covers traced on translucent paper layer together and multiple new combinations emerge.
That shameful temptress Karen Hanmer has really
done it this time! Under that tantalising red cover
is a heady series of swooning ladies and masterful
men. In a whirlwind of passion, dozens of romance
novels have been condensed into one steamy
artist’s book of multiple outlines emerging through
transparent papers. Will you be able to resist
Random Passions? I couldn’t, it was so good I had
to buy two.
—Sarah Bodman, UWE, Bristo
Karen Hanmer exploits both materials (transparent
paper) and format (the codex) to create her orgy
of embracing figures, all traced from the covers of
romance novels. It thrills me to think of the hot
action these couples get being so closely bound
between the book’s red covers!
—Barb Tetenbaum, Triangular Press
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