Fruits and Nuts is a handmade board book by Laura Owens that takes its title from a play on the joke about California being full of fruits and nuts. The pages of each book are hand-glued with actual newsprint from different Californian 1960s newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeley Barb, and Los Angeles Times, and then silk-screened, making each book truly unique. Inside pages are screen-printed with an illustrated alphabet of fruits and nuts. Covers are hand-painted by the artist, and vary in color.
Each copy is entirely handmade and features different original newsprint on each page. This book is now in the collections of major American museums and art institutions including MoMA, the Getty, the Hammer Museum/UCLA and more.
Hardcover, hand-bound, with 20 screen-printed images in 6 colors on 22 pages, 10.5"x7"x1". Edition of 100 with 15 AP’s, 2011. Published by Ooga Booga.
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