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Exquisite Horse: A Printer's Corpse / Honn, Tracy, editor; Avadenka L; Chen J; Heft C; Ng K; Price R; Ellis EV; Gomez M; Soll I; O'Banion N; Kunc K; Norman B., 1997

Identifier: CC-27791-28922

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Scope and Contents

This exquisite corpse collaboration was organized by the Silver Buckle Press at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries under the direction of Tracy Honn. It consists of 16 prints of heads and 15 prints of tails on handmade papers of artistically rendered horses. Many contain witty references to horses in history, literature, mythology and including horse flies, the Trojan horse and the seahorse. With varying typography, imaginative imagery, unusual poetry and text, the multi-media prints are a visual/verbal spin off of the "Cadavres Exquis" of the French surrealists of the 1930's. It is the second volume of the series by this press; the first in 1992, edited by Barbara Tetenbaum was entitled,"A Printer's Exquisite Corpse." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1997



0 See container summary (33 prints (letterpress, handmade paper, silkscreen, linoleum block, collograph, photoengraving, cut, rotating disc, beeswax) in box (museum board, fabric, label)) ; prints 28 x 19 cm, in box 30 x 41 x 4 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Madison, Wisconsin : Silver Buckle Press. Signed by: all contributors. Nationality of creator: American. General: About 100 total copies. 43 number copy. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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