Art of the Lie
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"Art of the Lie" features a collection of nine book artists’ contributions of varying editions on the theme of untruthfulness. The complete set features a “Pack of Lies” 56-card deck in a collector’s box. “Pack of Lies” was an edition of 65 card decks that included contributions from 25 participating artists in designated suits (stars=types of lies, arrows=Dantean circles, bangs=types of fallacies, question marks=historical) with nods to transformation, training, and flashcard decks. Book artist individual contributions for "Art of the Lie" include: "Many Sides" by Kristin Leigh Adolfson (edition 25), "Essay upon the Art of Political lying, excerpts from Jonathan Swift" by Bonnie Bernstein (edition 20), "Parts" by Dean Dass (edition 10), excerpts from "The Passionate Pilgrim, William Shakespeare" by Richard Cappuccio (edition 20), "White Privilege Likes" by Lyall Harris (edition 20), "Liar’s Log" by Nancy Kober (edition 14), "Numbers Don’t Lie" by Kevin McFadden (edition 25), "Same Side" by Garrett Queen (edition 25), "The Age of Euphemism, excerpts from Kevin Young’s Bunk" by Kevin McFadden, et al. (edition 25).
Virginia Center for the Book
Untruthfulness, ethics, politics
11.5 x 5.75 x 1.75". 7 x 5" each closed (varies).
Two sectioned box with attached lid. Paper title on lid exterior. 56 card deck "Pack of lies" in right section. 9 pamphlets, books, and foldouts.
Various Artists, "Art of the Lie" (2017). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 38.
This work was featured in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum as a part of the exhibition “Common Ground: Selected Works from The Rollins Book Arts Collection” from September 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021.