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[Your Name Here]: The Ex-Libris and Image Making

Bookplates, also known as ex-libris, are labels pasted inside the front covers of books to indicate ownership. The Yale Bookplate Collection—one of the largest such collections in the world—is a unique visual archive that forms a timeline of the history and the art of the ex-libris.   Despite its small format, the bookplate is an inventive art form that inspires artists, patrons, and collectors alike. This exhibition explores the ex-libris through the theme of image making and uncovers how questions of authorship arise in the collaboration between artist and patron as well as in the act... Read more