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Yuri Yakovenko bookplates


Yet more bookplates, discovered whilst browsing the wealth of material at this Japanese site recommended by Andy Paciorek. Belarus artist Yuri Yakovenko’s name is given a number of spellings on various sites so I’ve gone with the one from a Belarus art page since they can be presumed to know best how to label their fellow artists. Yakovenko’s hyper-detailed, occult-inflected brand of Surrealist imagery is so striking you have to wonder why his work hasn’t gained more visibility. Is it because the contemporary Ex Libris print world appears to be a self-contained zone within the wider art market? Whatever the answer, this is a region worthy of further investigation.



Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The etching and engraving archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Tranquillo Marangoni bookplates
Book-plates of To-day
Louis Rhead bookplates
Pratt Libraries Ex Libris Collection
The Evil Orchid Bookplate Contest
The art of Oleg Denysenko
David Becket’s bookplates



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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Nathalie


    That portrait is wonderful.

    I just stumbled upon the information that Alejandro Jodorowsky’s three films (El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Fando Y Lis) have been fully restored and remastered, and are sold as a special limited edition collector’s box set (with rare bonus materials apparently) at amazon.
    I thought this might interest you?

  2. #2 posted by Thombeau


    These are simply gorgeous. Thanks for posting!

  3. #3 posted by John


    Nathalie: Yes, I posted something about the Jodorowsky films three years ago. (Was it really that long?) The UK releases are slightly better as they have a few additional extras.






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