SUZUKI, Shinichi. Marilyn Love Song.

(No place): Hiroshi Kuwahara, 1983. First edition. Minature book. Unpaginated. A surreal, if not brilliant book housed in a bed, housed in a box. A bizarre homage to Marilyn Monroe. A minature volume, measuring approx. 8.4cm by 6.3cm, filled with cartoonesque images of Marilyn. in most instances squeezed into various drinking glasses. Images predominately in black and white but with two in colour, including one fold out plate in colour. The volume is housed in a plastic bed with red cloth cover and two metal plaques affixed to the side, one giving the book title, the other stating ” Here lies Marilyn, our sweet angel of sex.” The bed is then housed in a cardboard box with printed label. Items constructed by Mirai-Kobo.  This is the limited edition of 200 numbered copies, with the book bound in black leather with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt decoration to the front cover.  Laid into the box is an original print (measuring 11cm by 8,5cm, titled and signed by the artist.  Item is in near fine condition.  Contender for the wackiest item we have ever come across.  Not surprisingly no copies recorded on OCLC.

$750.00