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Memoirs of a Writer's Block (Unique)

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Medium
Original 25cm x 21cm hand coloured etching. Housed in original publishers black clamshell case.
Origin / Date
2009
Edition
Etching size: 25 x 21 cm
Size
15 x 21 cm (approx.)
Condition
Excellent - as issued
Description
Limited edition book by Jake Chapman, one of only 100 boxed edition with a signed and numbered hand colour etching (WITH ADDITIONAL DRAWING AND ANNOTATION BY JAKE CHAPMAN, IN BLACK PEN). In Memoirs of My Writer’s Block, artist Jake Chapman haunts the shady world of the professional ghostwriter, posing as fragile amateur scribbler Christabel Ludd, whose broken attempts at completing her novel are frustrated by an unshakeable writer’s block. In desperation she commissions a ragged collection of self-proclaimed professionals to transform the rudimentary tale into a compelling page-turner – with breathtaking results. The story itself is that of Bao Xishun (once the world’s tallest man), who uses his extremely long arms to fish pieces of plastic flotsam from the stomachs of some unfortunate dolphins, saving them from certain death. The bizarre narrative is made more so with each rewrite, from an ‘ugly duckling’ rendition through to a ‘horror’ version. The book follows the crushing process of having to get your novel written by someone else. The author, wracked with creative energy, resorts to poetry in a desperate attempt to relieve the tension built up over months of waiting for other – apparently more accomplished – writers to finish her story.
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