Face Value

Face Value:
Old Heads in Modern Masks: A Visual, Archaeological
and Historical Reading of the Lydenburg Heads
Malcolm Payne; essays by Patricia Davison and Martin Hall
Cape Town: Axeage Private Press, 1993
Edition 36/50
Smithsonian Libraries

Malcolm Payne’s Face Value is a hand-made book with fourteen copper plate etchings, plus seven etched renderings of his sculptural series, the Mafikeng heads, and essays by curator Patricia Davison, archaeologist Martin Hall, and Payne.  The etchings were printed on Zerkal Buetten paper by Paulus Paas.  Kathy Abdolaziz set the text in Garamond, and Omega Arts did the lithography.

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