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With 17 original etchings by Jim Dine, Kali is among the most ambitious books yet published by Enitharmon. Dine, one of the greatest living printmakers, admired particularly for his innovative etchings and woodcuts, has revitalised European traditions stretching back to antiquity since he returned to drawing the figure from life in the 1970s. Kali was conceived during an intensive period of printmaking and writing in the summer of 1998. The bound and slipcased book contains a sequence of new poems by Dine and 16 original etchings covering a wide range of his best-known current motifs and some images introduced here for the first time: self-portraits, Pinocchio, Ape & Cat, owls, Donald Duck and ravens. Included with the book is an additional original self-portrait etching, framed, signed and numbered. Jim Dine’s Self-Portrait was made to accompany his artist’s book Kali: Poems and Etchings, co-published by Enitharmon with Whitman College, USA. This framed print is one of six hors commerce copies made for the artist and publishers. The printing was done in New York at Pace Editions by Julia D’Amario and Bill Hall.