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Erik Desmazieres’s fascination with the subject of books and libraries first came into view with a series of prints created in 1997 to illustrate The Library of Babel.

"The Library of Babel" is one of the most famous stories by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.
The first etchings were originally done for a fine press book for Le Livre Contermporain and Les Bibliophiles Franco-Suisses. The etchings were then further developed and issued as a portfolio of loose prints. Both the book and portfolio versions are included in significant museum and private collections throughout the world.

The following images are from the final state of the prints.

Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres


                    Library of Babel, Imaginary alphabet, by Erik Desmazieres

 


Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres

 


Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres

 


Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres

 


Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres

 


Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres

 


Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres



Library of Babel, Hall of Planets, Erik Desmazieres


Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres

 


Library of Babel, Erik Desmazieres

 

Original works of art by exceptional contemporary printmakers.