Michael Schlitz
artist’s book
Les Sons of History
(2007)

We follow Schlitz’s ‘sons’ of history in these tightly cut woodblocks. We follow their history making from the first image ‘every mothers son’. On we go with ‘swampman of the desert’, ‘explorers dream’ and ‘man on horizon’.

All are searching and all are hopeful.

Then comes ‘fear of an edge’ and ‘within the heart of another mans past’ and others on to ‘momento mori’.

les sons of history reflects all the hope and angst of those who make and those who wish to make history. 

Produced for the exhibition Lessons in History Vol. 1 at grahame galleries + editions in 2007. 28 x 50 cm. Bound by Fred Pohlmann. Edition of 10 + 2 ap.
Publisher numero uno publications/grahame galleries + editions.

Price $1,650.00

Exhibited:
2007 Lessons in History Vol. I, grahame galleries + editions
2007 Martin Hansen Award, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
2008 16th Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), Artists’ Books from the Centre for Artists’ Books
2015 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Artists’ Books from the Centre for Artists’ Book
2017 & So… Artists’ Books from the Centre for Artists’ Books, Queensland College of Art Library

Awards:
2007 Martin Hanson Award, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum

Collections:
State Library of Queensland
Carlton College Library, Minnesota, USA
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
Centre for the Artist Book
Private collections