Nick Blinko: Visions of Pope Adrian 37th SIGNED

Artist(s): Nick Blinko
Author(s): Nick Blinko
Format: unspecified
Edition: First
Year published: 2011
Publisher: Coptic Cat
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: -
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in black & white

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SIGNED by the artist with a hand-drawn Pope Adrian 37th.

Visions of Pope Adrian 37th consists of 87 drawings reproduced in their original A5 size and a brief introduction by the outsider artist Nick Blinko.

Each copy contains a signature with papal portrait by Nick, making every copy of the book unique. Bound in Arbelave Library Buckram crimson cloth and printed on 150gsm Munken paper.

Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric was originally the title of a 1995 concept album by Nick’s band Rudimentary Peni, written while he was being detained in an English psychiatric hospital under Section 3 of the UK’s 1983 Mental Health Act. During that period, Nick was convinced that he was Pope Adrian 37th. Visions of Pope Adrian XXXVII was also the name Nick gave to a multimedia colour painting/drawing of his which was exhibited at St Martin in the Fields Church, London, by the National Schizophrenia Fellowship – now known as Rethink. The painting was executed in the 1980s, and was originally, and unsatisfactorily, titled Kaleidoscope before being re-named in the next decade.


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