Important Native American Artist's Book
Eat & Drink
Notes: Fritz Scholder (1937–2005), an important American figurative painter, is best known for his expressionistic portraits of Native Americans (he was an enrolled member of the Luiseño tribe). But his artistic practice was not limited to the visual arts. For a brief period, following a collaborative project with Leonard Baskin in 1994, Scholder produced five artist's books as the Apocrypha Press.
This is the third of the little-known book series from Scholder. He conceived of the book and arranged for its printing by letterpress and handbinding. The text consists of a short epigraph or perhaps a poem by Scholder on food and drink, followed by eleven recipes: Duchess's Hemp Dressing, Lemon Steak, Stone Chicken, Flaming Fish, One-Two-Three Margarita (The way it was intended), Sangrita (Widow's Blood) chaser for a margarita, Orange Fool, Mead, Chess Pie, Duchess's Gruel, and Witches Foam. A few of the recipes have credited sources, including the Art of Cookery (1774).
This is one of 26 numbered copies signed by Scholder.
14 leaves, many interleaved with thin paper. Bound in quarter cloth and paper-covered boards. 7 by 10-1/8 inches.
Edition + Condition: A fine copy.
Publication: [Scottsdale, AZ?]: Apocrypha Press, 1997.
Item No: #362367