Rendezvous with Handel
Flying Sugar Press, London 1992 Limited edition of thirty two copies, numbered as follows:
I-IV: Artist's Proofs.
A-K: Eight special copies, similar but not identical in colour.
1-20: In black only.
Fifteen linocuts by Yaron facing fifteen pages of hand-cut text, printed on Zerkall 125gsm. The books are hand-bound by Rob Hadrill, with colour linocut recessed into the cover. Colour copies are bound in cloth over boards with leather spine, held in leather-trimmed solander boxes. The rest of the books are cloth-bound, held in cloth-covered boxes. Spine title blocked in gold. Size of book: 35.2cm x 46.2cm
"Rendezvous with Handel is artist Yaron Livay's 'personal, irreverent and affectionate' homage to Handel on the 250th anniversary of "The Messiah". A series of 15 linocuts, this handsome collector's item takes a quirky, whirlwind overview of Handel's life via a few notable incidents, illustrated in vivid prints in a style somewhere between Chagall and Hoffnung. The artist himself makes an appearance in the first and last illustrations, concluding the volume with the wittily inconsequential 'That's it - my time is up. Send me the proofs.' Yaron's work has been acquired by a number of major public collections; Rendezvous with Handel offers an attractive investment..." James Grey, Musical Times, June 1993