Ergo Pers is primarily a publisher of artists books, first editions of Dutch poetry and editions of French or English poetry in translation. Since its founding in 1995 Ergo Pers has brought together writers and artists to explore verbal and visual relations, such as Pierre Alechinsky, Jürgen Partenheimer, Francis Ponge, Jan Voss, Jacques Dupin, Lucassen, Dan Van Severen, André du Bouchet, Yves Bonnefoy, Pierre Reverdy and Jerome Rothenberg.



De slapende goden | Sueños y otras mentiras, cover (detail)                De slapende goden | Sueños y otras mentiras, with poetry by Cees Nooteboom and lithographs by Jürgen Partenheimer, is a wonderful limited edition artist's book, in which the refined minimalism of Partenheimer is juxtaposed to Nooteboom’s overwhelming ‘poetry of place’. The book contains several images, partly in color, a continuous etching on the front and back cover, and a suite of two signed lithographs.
De slapende goden | Sueños y otras mentiras is published by Ergo Pers in a limited edition of 48 copies, signed both by the author and the artist. Letterpress printing and manual binding by Rein Ergo, Gent; lithographs printed by Felix Bauer, Cologne. The entire edition was printed on Waterford Saunders 190 g. 38 x 28 cm, slipcase in crystal clear perspex. Price: € 1300.
Jürgen Partenheimer has produced more than 70 artists’ books since 1970. These books are the quintessence of an encounter between visual arts and literature.
De slapende goden | Sueños y otras mentiras is the result of Partenheimer’s most recent collaboration with Cees Nooteboom.
  U P C O M I N G

Suzan Frecon, Franck André Jamme, Hans Verhagen, Lucassen, Armando, Jean Georges Massart, Ronald Noorman, Mario De Brabandere, Roger Raveel.






•  Hugo Claus, Flagrant, 'livre illustré' with three etchings by Pierre Alechinsky

Philippe Vandenberg, Exil de peintre

•  Jürgen Partenheimer, À la rêveuse matière.


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