Gary Baseman

Unattainable Beauty (Deluxe)


Unattainable Beauty is a set of five signed and numbered relief prints. Each has been pressed into a specially manufactured handmade paper and and the set comes in an elaborate box of aluminum, steel, and rubber. The case has been laser-cut with Gary’s signature and contains the accordion-style rubber pages which frame the prints.

The edition is also available in a “Simple” version.

The Edition
Edition of 30
10 Artist’s proofs
19 Studio proofs
1 Bon à tirer
Year of release: 2003
The Box Exterior
Aluminum box with welded and ground corners
Baseman logo is laser cut out of the lid revealing the interior flap
The finish is a protective powder coat
Inside the Box
The aluminum flap seen through the lid is hinged to the box base and is powder coated bright red with a yellow silk screened illustration and blue silk screened lettering
The box interior is also powder coated
The Accordion Print Holder
Accordion is adhered to the flap and unfolds when the flap is lifted
Accordion is made of unique black coated paper
Each spread has a silver foil stamped title and Baseman quote
The last spread has an additional foil stamped original illustration
The Prints
6˝ × 8˝
Hand pressed images made from Gary’s five original drawings
Thick handmade paper by Twinrocker of Indiana
Custom blue ink
The Colophon
Biographies of Gary Baseman, Brad Keech, and Pressure Printing
Signed certificate of authenticity
Printed on the back is yet another original illustration