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    WEB WEAVER
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    Robert Lenkiewicz takes viewers on a guided tour on his Library and studio in a new DVD: ROBERT LENKIEWICZ : HIS VISION IN HIS OWN WORDS http://www.numberninethegallery.com/index_numbernine.php?artist=robertlenkiewiczThere is a second DVD where TLF is discussed and Robert talks about undertaking a Project on the Barbican fisherman.

    #10124

    Frank
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    The current listings for weiser antiquarian books are a mere fragment, they represent what was left of a very interesting and I can only assume a carelessly sold series of lots purchased in bulk by weiser during the English and Scottish disposals of the library. I discussed the full consignment with Keith from weiser over a year ago when I realised very late what they had

    #10125

    WEB WEAVER
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    That was an interesting post Frank.Here are the details from earlier catalogues for anyone following this thread:

    #10126

    Frank
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    Elsewhere on the WWW an expert reveals how Mr Lenkiewicz produced exact copies of manuscripts including any marks, flaws and stains in the paper.

    Good point WW, one wonders why an expert would not expand on such a statement, however I'm almost certain that was one of the prevailing miss conceptions that influenced the disposal (loss) of these works. The notion that Mr Lenkiewicz was trying to create forgeries to sell to unsuspecting punters on the barbican appeals on a certain level, you should expose the identity of that expert WW.thurneissercabala33289b.jpg?Cabala. The Looking Glass of Art and Nature in Alchymy ( Sloane mss. 3676 ). A manuscript transcription by Robert Lenkiewicz. London. London. Hardcover. Folio. 14 x 11 1/2 inches. The work comprises a hand-lettered title page (neatly lettered in brown and black ink), two preliminary pages with marginal notations (as per the original manuscript), and 9 pages of text, handwritten on the versos only of the pages, in several inks, clearly in an attempt to reproduce the feel of the original manuscript. The text is Lenkiewiczs' transcription of Sloane mss. 3676. Loosely inserted is a smaller (quarto) page, a mixture of typewritten and manuscript notes, in which Lenkiewicz reflects comments on the authorship of the piece, indicating that in his view it is unlikely to have been the work of Thurneisser. Ingeniously - and cheaply - hand bound by Lenkiewicz. The covers are quite literally boards, that is two sheets of plain plywood, secured together with a linen backstrip, over which has been placed a paper spine, and down which Lenkiewicz has hand lettered the author and title details. Not at all finely finished - there are some glue marks etc. to the boards?Weiser tell us that this document by Lenkiewicz contains;1) two preliminary pages with marginal notations (as per the original manuscript)2) 9 pages of text, handwritten ... clearly in an attempt to reproduce the feel of the original manuscript3) a mixture of typewritten and manuscript notes, in which Lenkiewicz reflects comments on the authorship of the piece, indicating that in his view it is unlikely to have been the work of ThurneisserWhy should we be surprised that the artist wanted to recreate the aesthetic experience or the original manuscript?Why would someone attempting to create a bogus document by duplicating a unique feature of the original (Sloane. 3676) held in the Brit. Lib?Was plywood readily available in the 16th-17th?Crikey, this thread is already more interesting than Doc Peter Forshaw?s presentation at the NPG, except when he knocked the glass of water from the lectern that is, now that was pure alchemy.

    #10127

    WEB WEAVER
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    Happy to obige Frank.http://www.alchemywebsite.com/weblog.htmlCheck out the entry dated 09/11/2007, + 16/10/07 and 01/11/07 too. It appears that Mr Lenkiewicz wanted his copies to look as authentic as possible; the closest thing to holding the original. - Thereby re-creating the asthetic experience of the original manuscript - good point Frank.

    #10128

    Frank
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    Alchemy as addiction or as an example of a fanatical belief but also a hugely informative resource and lifelong interest might well characterise the levels on which Lenkiewicz was bound to the subject. Roberts philosophical enquiries where substantially enhanced, dependent even upon research in this and other areas. The ?fix? for the

    #10129

    TheWolfman
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    barbican%20mural.preview.jpg

    Does anyone have a high quality version of the above picture or any others of the Barbican mural in it's prime?

    #10130

    sartre
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    Does anyone have a high quality version of the above picture or any others of the Barbican mural in it's prime?

    There's this larger version:barbican%20mural.jpg

    #10131

    TheWolfman
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    There's this larger version:

    That's wonderful! Thanks Sartre.

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