Through the eyes of Yoko Ono
Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin
Shared Vision brings together the work of the world's greatest contemporary authors and artists. Each volume is signed by the author and comes together with the print signed by the artist. The book is hand bound and enclosed in a specially hand made solander box.
We are extremely proud of the first book in this series, which offers a fascinating view onto the work of two world famous woman artists, both of whom have earned iconic status through their bold explorations of issues of sexual powerplay, loss and human frailty. The involvement of Yoko Ono and Margaret Atwood is this unique collaboration is all the more impactful in the light of their shared reputation for successfully melding, challenging and reshaping artistic boundaries and genres.
For this work, Yoko Ono has produced a deeply sensual conceptual drawing. This work offers a dazzling interplay between darkened corners and small intense moments of light. Choose any movement within the work and follow it - you will find yourself simultaneously sucked into the centre and expelled, creating a profound visual journey which challenges our perceptions even as it invites our gaze.
Yoko Ono's artwork is perfectly complemented by the opening chapters from Booker Prize winning novel The Blind Assassin. This fragmented and flawlessly crafted text poses many questions but offers few answers as it explores the regrets and memories of a former society wife recalling the events surrounding her sister's early suicide just after the Second World War. The narrative comprises very distinct narrative threads, resonant with unexplained echoes, which together reveal a story heavy with human deceit, manipulation and betrayal.
About the artist
Yoko Ono's work is characterised by a dedication to pioneering new art forms. Her profoundly social art seeks to involve the viewer as an active participant and break down the distinctions between different genres, as well as between art and everyday life. Since her initial involvement in underground art movements in the 1960s and her later collaborative work with John Lennon, Yoko Ono has worked prolifically, exploring issues of time, change and survival through critically acclaimed one-woman shows and retrospectives.
About the author
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her work is marked by a tendency to collapse and subvert different genres, and key novels include The Blind Assassin, The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye and Alias Grace. As well as the Booker, she has won the Giller Prize and the Premio Mondello. She has been translated into thirty three languages and several of her works have been adapted for the stage and screen.
Shared Vision Volume I: The Blind Assassin is published in 100 individually numbered copies and dedicated to the child victims of AIDS/HIV. Each hand bound volume is signed by Margaret Atwood, and presented in a handmade solander box, containing a signed print of a drawing by Yoko Ono.
This edition is available in two formats:
15 copies bound in full red leather with endpapers by world renowned craftsman Claire Maziarczyk and lettered I - XV. Enclosed in a hand made solander box.
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Quarter bound edition
85 numbered copies numbered 1 - 85. Each of these books is quarter bound in cream cloth on dark hand patterned board by Claire Maziarczyk and enclosed in a hand made solander box.
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30 numbered prints of Yoko Ono's unique conceptual drawing are also available to purchase separately. These prints are the only ones to have been produced in the larger format and are ideal for framing. Each is signed by Yoko Ono. View Yoko Ono's artwork
Yoko Ono unofficial websites and recent exhibitions:
Official website for Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood and the Booker Prize
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