Amee Pollack & Laurie Spitz

The Inheritance: A New Kind of Women’s History Book, 2011
Digitally printed & hand-engineered hardbound book and slipcase, includes 5 movables, 5 flaps, 2 pop-ups, 4 booklets, 8 x 9.5 x 2 inches, edition of 15. $495





Good Girls Don’t Eat Sweets Sampler, 1999
Clay and acrylic faux chocolates, gocco-printed box, acrylic, 3.5 x 2.75 inches, edition of 100. $125





The Mad Hatter, 2000
Screen-printed accordion book with soft-shell spine, 4.25 x 3.25 x 0.5 inches, edition of 125, $50





Eeeny Meeny Miny Mo, 1998
“A love-me, love-me-not” artist’s book-object. Six dyed, stenciled and hollowed-out eggs, stamped with wax letters at the bottom to indicate order to be read (A-
F); original plastic egg carton with price sticker from Dairy department, Pollack’s General Store iron-on canvas bag. 4 x 6 x 2.75 inches, edition of 10. $199





The Coupon Chronometer, 1994
Text connects to time passing. Rubberstamping, coupons, folded container with Velcro & elastic string, 3.25 x 6 x 0.5 inches, Edition of 25. $50





G-D, 1992
Easel style pamphlet with pamphlet stitch, quarter binding, letterpress. Formatted like a child’s school book with ruled paper filled with hand lettered
cursive; Screen-printed photograph of artist with signature in the back. 8.25 x 10 x 0.2 inches, Edition of 35. $75





Professor Pinkerton’s Pop-Up Library: A Peek Into the Modern Age, 2008
The Library is a three-dimensional room with handmade illustrated pop-ups, movables and miniature pamphlets. Furniture, floor and decoration are based on original hand-painted and stenciled designs and pen and ink drawings. Hand-engineered, collaged, screen printed and digitally printed. Hard-bound cover with fastened doors to open. 3 pop-ups, 2 movables, 2 booklets, 2 flaps, from an edition of 12, 8 ¾”(h) x 8 ¼”(w) x ½”(d ), $195.

Victorian Splendor, 2009
Watercolor & ink, 8 x 10 x 2.5 inches, hardbound three-dimensional desk with pull-down flap, drawers, an accordion miniature book (8 pages) and handmade case. $600


Statement

Enter a world of living history where handmade pop-ups, movables and miniature pamphlets offer an unexpected glimpse of the so-called progress of civilization. Professor M. J. Pinkerton is a fictional character—although we like to think of him as a relative of the famous Pinkerton Detectives of the American Wild West. In other words, he is a sleuth of history with a penchant for social commentary and a love of decorative pattern.

Biographies

AMEE J. POLLACK
Her artist books and mixed media work have been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and institutions throughout the United States, including The Art Museum Complex in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and the Print Center in Philadelphia. In addition, her work is in public and private collections, including those of The Getty Research Institute, The New York Public Library, The Brooklyn Museum of Art and numerous colleges/universities across the United States.
Ms. Pollack is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a recent fellowship from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. She has taught printmaking and bookbinding at Teacher’s College of Columbia University and The College of New Rochelle of New Rochelle, New York.
Amee Pollack was born in Pottsville, PA in 1968. She received a BA in both Art History and Sculpture from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (1990) and an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1994).

LAURIE SPITZ
Formerly the Executive Story Editor of 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, and freelance writer (CBS-TV, various publications), Ms. Spitz is currently an artist member of the Center for Book Arts in New York City where she now lives. Her handmade novel, A Plane to Nirvana, developed from one of her essays published by The New York Times, was the beginning of a new creative path – combining storytelling with art in what she likes to think of as handmade social commentaries.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries, such as Gallerie Chiz in Pittsburgh and the Ceres Gallery in New York City. Additionally, her book art is now in private and public collections such as The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, and The Getty Research Institute in California. Ms. Spitz has received several honors and has been a guest lecturer at creative workshops and organizations in California, New York and South Africa. Laurie Spitz was born in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley.

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