Zevi Blum & Judith Levey-Kurlander

When I Did Not Die

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The Dance Before

Ride After

Festival Dancing #1

Festival Dancing #2

DIMENSIONS H 17.5″ x W 14″ x D 1″
MEDIUM Etchings and letterpress, printed on Fabriano Murillo paper
Handmade cloth-covered portfolio or bound book

The book, When I Did Not Die was printed in the Summer 2001 at The Ink Shop Printmaking Center and published by The Olive Branch Press.

The price for the unbound books is $950 and the hand-bound books is $1,150.

Zevi Blum’s prints are widely acknowledged. Proceeds from the sales will benefit future projects and programs of The Ink Shop Printmaking Center and The Olive Branch Press. Please contact us for more information.

As the first of the H. Peter Kahn Memorial books, “When I Did Not Die” is a tribute to Peter Kahn as a book artist, calligrapher, teacher, and educator. The book pairs five etchings by Zevi Blum with five poems by Judith LeveyKurlander. Zevi and Judith were friends and neighbors in Ithaca for many years. While Zevi’s etchings were originally conceived around the Renaissance theme of the “Dance of Death”, the poems of the late Judith Levey-Kurlander were written during her time of illness. Both artists have found a voice around the theme of death, each facing the reality of dying in unique, optimistic, and complimentary way.

“The house laden with kitchen smells
their sweet faces
I forgot Death.

The house laden with kitchen smells
their sweet faces
I remember Death.”

Judith Levey-Kurlander