The Magician Artists' Book Models and Prototypes Collection, 2002-2013Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: The Magician Artists' Book Models and Prototypes Collection, 2002-2013Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 2005-2010
ID: 01/ AR0916
Primary Creator: Byrne, Chris
Other Creators: Newton, Scott
Extent: 10.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Materials are arranged according to scale and preservation needs.
Date Acquired: 04/00/2018. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains artifacts related to The Magician, an artist book by Chris Byrne and Scott Newton. Materials consist of art objects and studies for the creation of the book. A total of 59 different items in various media (plastic, works on paper, found objects, assemblage and toys) are included with this group of materials which form the archive of pieces used in the development of the book. Together, the individual pieces provide some insight into the creative process behind this project.

Collection Historical Note

The Magician (2013) is an artist book that is in the public collections of the California Institute of the Arts, Portland Art Museum, Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at Columbia University, Rare Book and Special Collections Division in the Library of Congress, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago, School of Visual Arts Library in New York, the Thomas J. Watson Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Special Collections in the University of North Texas Library. The book consists of 12 different publications and includes audiovisual interactive components. It has been exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Christen Berst Art Brut (New York), Paper Hammer (Seattle), Pasaje 865 (Buenos Aires), The Reading Room (Dallas), The New York Antiquarian Book Fair, Comic Arts Brooklyn, NY Art Book Fair - MoMA PS1, and at the LA Art Book Fair. In 2015-2016, the book also appeared in presentations at some of these institutions.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2018-061
Acquisition Source: Chris Byrne and Scott Newton
Preferred Citation: The Magician Artists' Book Models and Prototypes Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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