John Ross

Artist's Biography


Collagraph, 1993.
Paper size 18 3/16 x 26" (46.2 x 65.9 cm).
Very good condition. Folded as issued.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95690
Price: $275.00
Publisher : Published by High Tide Press, East Hampton, New York.
Artist proof for John Ross's book "Visible Cities", which has an edition of 25.

"Now I shall tell you of the city of Zenobia, / which is wonderful in this fashion: though set on dry terrain / it stands on high pillars, and the houses are of bamboo and zinc, / with many platforms and balconies placed on stilts at various heights, / crossing one another, linked by ladders and hanging sidewalks, / surmounted by cone-roofed belvederes, / barrels storing water, weather vanes, jutting pulleys, / and fish poles, and cranes. / No one remembers what need or command or desire / drove Zenobia's founders to give their city this form, / and so there is no telling whether it was satisfied by the city / as we see it today, which has perhaps grown through successive / superimpositions from the first, now undecipherable plan."

Signed in pencil.
20th Century Subjects , Town Views - Fantasy Scenes