Diving Bird (edition of 25)

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Diving Bird, 14" x 18”, is an etching and drypoint begun in 2001 following the death of Ann, a close friend of the artist. The original print was a depiction of Ann’s dream of peril, conflict, and transcendence, and served as the cover of the PhD thesis written by her close friend and Jungian therapist.

 

After Brian’s AML relapsed in 2021, he revisited all the plates he had created and saved over the years. He wished to rework this plate, which measured 32” x 20”, but it did not fit on the press that he currently owns, so he cut the plate into three parts.

 

Diving Bird represents the bottom section of the larger plate. In 2022 he augmented the etched plate with drypoint, sanding, scraping, and burnishing.

 

The edition of 25 prints was printed by the artist and master printer Josh Tangen in April of 2022. It is the final edition Brian intends to publish. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

The print is available matted for $400 plus shipping. Please inquire about costs for framing.

Buy your Diving Bird print here.

Brian D. Cohen: A Retrospective

Retrospective Cover Draft
Retrospective Cover Draft

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Retrospective Cover Draft
Retrospective Cover Draft

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In June, 2021, Brian learned that after a full year of remission following a bone marrow transplant, his leukemia had relapsed. He reflects with some satisfaction that he continued to make art throughout his entire life, and continues to make art now. He and his family, friends, and patrons discussed the idea of creating a retrospective book representing his 35 years as a printmaker and painter and agreed to see the project through, publishing the book under his own imprint, Bridge Press.

Brian D. Cohen: A Retrospective will reproduce about 200 prints and paintings chosen from his work since 1987.

 

The book will be printed in a 10” vertical x 11” horizontal format, in both a softbound edition and a signed limited run hardbound edition. Dr. Sura Levine, Professor of Art History at Hampshire College, will contribute an essay on the artist. 

Hardbound $75.00 plus shipping. Softbound $50.00 plus shipping.

Buy your copy here.

Bestiary: A Book of Animal Poems and Prints

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Cat
Cat

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Fox
Fox

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Brian D. Cohen and his close friend and longtime collaborator, Chard deNiord, former Poet Laureate of the State of Vermont, are publishing a collaborative book project comprising over thirty poems and prints about a range of animals.

 

The collaboration aims to capture the integrity of the animals' wildness, beauty, and beatitude with the awareness that every creature in some unique, inimitable way is stranger and more mysterious than what we could ever imagine.

 

Carolyn Forché has written a foreword to the book. Bestiary was designed by Marjorie Merena and printed by Villanti Press of Milton, Vermont in an edition of 500 signed and numbered hardbound copies.

 

The book is 7 ½” vertical x 10" horizontal. $35.00 plus shipping.

Buy your copy here.

Emblems

Emblem Book Cover
Emblem Book Cover

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Emblem Book Cover
Emblem Book Cover

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Emblems is a 40-page booklet of 25 images by artist Brian D. Cohen accompanied by essays by poet Chard deNiord, by Renaissance scholar Nancy Eddy, and by the artist. The etchings are reproduced at original size in high-resolution duotone by Puritan Press.

 

The edition was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award for small presses, and is limited to 200 copies, signed by the artist. $35.00 plus shipping.

Buy your copy here.

The Bird Book

The Bird Book
The Bird Book

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The Bird Book
The Bird Book

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The Bird Book is a children's alphabet book by artist and educator, Brian D. Cohen, with rhyming couplets written by Holiday Eames. Created for their son, David, each letter of the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase, corresponds to the bird illustrated on each page. The description can be read aloud to especially inquisitive children, or be enjoyed by an adult reader alike. Originally hand-colored and printed letterpress, only 26 copies were made. Now gathered in book form for the first time, printed in four colors on beautiful recycled paper, these stunning prints will also appeal to adults interested in art books, small press books, printmaking, and birds. Their children and grandchildren will thank the parents and gift givers as well, for the birds in the book, and the accompanying couplets will open up a world of art and poetry that will become a family favorite. $19.95 plus shipping.

Buy your copy here.

Cards 

Candle
Candle

high-resolution duotone on Mohawk Superfine 7" x 5" $5 for 1 card $20 for 5 cards

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Candle
Candle

high-resolution duotone on Mohawk Superfine 7" x 5" $5 for 1 card $20 for 5 cards

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Man with Eyes Closed
Man with Eyes Closed

high-resolution duotone on Mohawk Superfine 7" x 5" $5 for 1 card $20 for 5 cards

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Candle
Candle

high-resolution duotone on Mohawk Superfine 7" x 5" $5 for 1 card $20 for 5 cards

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25 cards from Brian D. Cohen's etchings based on the Renaissance emblem book, presenting familiar elements and objects in association with Latin aphorisms with English translation placed beneath each image. Each card is 7 x 5 inches overall, printed in high-resolution duotone on Mohawk Superfine Text by Puritan Capital, the foremost printer of art and photography monographs and catalogs in this country. The inner panels of the card are blank, and the back panel describes the project.
 
$20.00 for a set of 5 cards (randomly selected, based on availability) plus shipping.

Buy cards here.