By Howard Munson
San Francisco, California: Howard Munson, 2017. Edition of 3.
8 x 11.25" closed. Accordion structure extending from back pastedown. Inkjet prints. Lenox paper. Pop-ups. Each book has original unique drawings as background. Cinch closure with fabric-covered boards. In slipcase with paper title label on spine. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Howard Munson: "This artist's book was inspired by the French play Ubu Roi presented in Paris in 1896 by Alfred Jarry to an audience which erupted into pandemonium. Ubu-Roi is a mockery of good taste and behavior."
Ubu Roi opened and closed on December 10, 1896. The audience included William Butler Yeats. The play is considered a precursor to Dada, Surrealism, and the Theatre of the Absurd.