Luigi Castiglioni has created the first artist’s book designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Gavin Bryars’ iconic song “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet”.
It was printed at Tipoteca Italiana in Cornuda in September 2021.
Produced in letterpress on an original 1963 Nebiolo Atena printing machine, the work comprises 80 unnumbered pages in 50×35 cm format on Fabriano Tiepolo 290 gsm 100% cotton paper in sections inside a slipcase, which includes a 33 rpm vinyl record. The occasion is further marked by the loop of the song recorded 50 times – 25 on Side A and 25 on Side B.
This is a limited edition of 140 copies signed by Gavin Bryars:
120 copies numbered 1/120 to 120/120.
Copies 1/120 to 30/120 include Gavin Bryars’ musical autograph of the religious chant transcription and one of the printing plates used.
Copies I/XX to XX/XX are reserved for contributors.
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