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Mary V. Marsh

Mary V. Marsh
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.M375 E84 2010 box 3.1 env. 5

"Drawings of people reading--sketched during the artist's daily commute--are translated into block prints on discarded library cards and newspapers. The commuters engaged in their own private world intersect with the book titles and names of past readers on the cards. In different postures of concentration, they are creating a mental space for themselves, an escape, or just making time pass. The office materials used to construct each book imply tasks the workers are bound for. The nostalgia of the old cards suggest a history of the changing methods of reading. An open edition variété, each Everday Readers book is unique. Block prints on library checkout cards are combined and bound in pamphlet format and finished with a unique vintage book cover." — 23 Sandy Gallery website, viewed Feb. 1, 2011.

Mary V. Marsh
Art Library Rare Books Collection N 7433.4 .M375 M37 2014 box 5.1

Limited edition of eighteen copies, initialed and numbered by the artist, the Art Library has copy 18. "Scenes from a daily journal of my commute by bus, bike and BART from Oakland to San Francisco and back in 2012" — Colophon.

Mary V. Marsh
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.M367 R43 2017 box 21.1

Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, Art Library has copy 7. An artists' book by Mary Marsh, it addresses supporting and defending the United States First and Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights, consists of 4 letterpress printed and illustrated bookmarks contained in the pocket of a book card pasted in a pamphlet.

Mary V. Marsh
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.M367 T7 2016 box 15.1

An open edition, each copy is unique; hand watercolored and pages sewn in various order. Art Library has copy 14, signed by artist.