Artifex: Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press

Introduction

The early years of Gehenna Press

Baskin & Hughes

An Architect of the Page

“Of the making of books…”

Icones

Demons

Diptera

Honoring James Baldwin

The Oresteia

Capriccio

Sibyls

Diptera : Yellow Fever Mosquitos

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Baskin compiled extensive notes and early proofs for most of his Gehenna Press publications. Diptera was no exception. Here, he created a calligraphic cover for the first part of the work book and compiled a number of preliminary proofs in various colors for an image ultimately printed in black on white paper.

Yellow fever mosquitoes Proofs from: The Gehenna Press Diptera Work Book.

Collection of Lisa Unger Baskin, Courtesy Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York