HIDE AND SEEK ~ deluxe edition
HIDE AND SEEK. Mirka Lugosi and Gilles Berquet. Deluxe, limited edition artist's book. Premiere book published by Vasta Editions. LLC Paris 2014. 9.5" x 13" with twenty-four pages of photographs and artwork. Each book includes a separate, supplemental fold-out poster. Last copy of the deluxe edition, 1/10 copies with original artwork.
Published in a limited edition of 200 copies, each signed and numbered by the artists. Includes 170 standard edition copies, plus 30 copies from the "top of the edition" each with an added feature or original artwork. Note that the breasts of the book's cover model, Tessa Kuragi (first photo), have been self-censored for posting on the Big Cartel website.
Offered here is a deluxe, "top of the edition" copy of Hide And Seek, one of 10 copies with a unique original artwork. This is copy #3 of 10 deluxe copies, housed in a black presentation box (not shown) including the book, the poster and an original artwork. The artwork is a beautiful, digitally printed photograph (not appearing in the book) made by Gilles on heavyweight matte paper (see second photo). Mirka, inspired by Gilles' image, then drew and painted one of her fantastic creations directly onto the surface of the photograph.