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  1. [Baren 38913] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V47 #4820 (May 16, 2009) ("Frank Trueba")
  2. [Baren 38914] hon baren congrats! (April Vollmer)
  3. [Baren 38915] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Frank Trueba"
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 07:44:29 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38913] Re: New Baren Digest (Text) V47 #4820 (May 16, 2009)
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I will be out of the office until Wednesday, May 27.
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Message 2
From: April Vollmer
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 12:45:48 GMT
Subject: [Baren 38914] hon baren congrats!
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Congratulations on the hon baren, Eva! It is true, they are wonderful, and flexible like a part of yourself! The bamboo shin is very hard, but still flexible, unlike the ball bearing baren, which is just hard. I have a medium hon baren from Gotou, and a strong ki urushi (wood ategawa) baren, I think also from him. I hope you got a nice thank you letter addressed to "Mr. Pietzcker" very gracious and in delightfully bad English!

"We are waiting for the order of once again" I think means he would like more business! He deserves it!

I still have a lot of difficulty re-covering them though! I need more lessons from Mike or David, who are both so good at it! I can get the takenokawa on, but never completely without wrinkles!

Thanks everyone for the good wishes!

Best wishes to you all,


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Subject: Linocut by Gertrude Hermes
Posted by: Andy English

I have always regarded the work of Gertrude Hermes very highly. Her lively cutting and wonderful textures makes her work a treat to behold. It was, however a unexpected pleasure to be offered one in a gallery yesterday. The proprietor had shown some interesting works and, knowing that I was an engraver, went to an upstairs room to fetch another print. It turned out to be a Gertrude Hermes Linocut.

The image is of a bullfighter. This is not a particularly sympathetic subject for me but her handling is masterly. The black image is printed over a textured background printed from another block (Click on the images to enlarge them):

The print was signed and dated 1955 and inscribed "Bullfight 4" and then "No.1". On the reverse were two labels, the artist's address and a second one informing the reader that this was the print in the original frame that was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1956.

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