37 Greenpoint Avenue
Mac McGill, N.Y., NY
McGill is one of the leading pen and ink artists of NYC. His drawings are known internationally for their formal density and their affective impact. Booklyn is proud to publish his first solo book of fine printed drawings.
IX XI MI, by Mac McGill, book design by Mark Wagner, 2003, edition of 65 plus artist’s proofs.
This heroically-scaled book collects all eight of McGill’s tumultuously emotional pen and ink images of the events of 9/11, first seen in issue 32 of World War III Illustrated. The work was also featured in the group show Reactions at Exit Art (26 January—30 March, 2002). This original work was subsequently purchased by the Library of Congress for its permanent collection (fabulous images are on view at this link!).
The book measures approximately 11 by 14 inches, with 22 inch page spreads. The images are letterpress printed from magnesium plates, with text in lead type, onto Rives heavy weight paper. End sheets are of blood-red Moriki, with laminated jet-black buckram covers. The folios are pamphlet-stitched. All production is overseen by Booklyn’s resident printer and book designer, Mark Wagner.
Mac McGill artwork has been published by....The Progressive Magazine, Tikkun Magazine, Seven Stories Press (Mumia Abu-Jamal, "All Things Censored"), Four Walls Eight Windows, World War 3 Illustrated, The Source, The Amsterdam News, The Black Panther Community News Service, The City Sun, The Shadow, Madburger Magazine and Warburger Magazine (Slovenia) and numerous other publications.
Mac has exhibited his artwork and performed slideshow presentations of his work at....BD Amadora (Portugal), Babel Festival (Athens, Greece), HUI9 Underground Festival (Milano, Italy), Forte Presentino (Roma, Italy), School of Visual Arts (NYC), Theater for the New City (NYC), San Francisco Art Academy, Umbrella Haus (NYC) and ABCnoRIO (NYC). Some of his drawings are now on tour with the Drawing Resistance Show
Mac is now working on a book of his work to be published by Futura Publications (Athens, Greece). Mac has been a squatter in New York City's Lower East Side) for over a decade and he currently works at a neighborhood shelter for homeless youth.
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