Michael Peven – Bird’s Bar Mitzvah


c. 2014
edition of 33
4’x5.75’x1′ closed, 48’x5.75′ open


‘A Story about how I came to love jazz music and my encounters with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and the great jazz musician Thelonious Monk as well as my Confirmation many years later at Charlie Parker’s grave in Blue Summit, MO’ on side 1.

Side 2 features images from my Bar MItzvah album.

Concertina fold, printed two sides with ‘ribbons’ attached through the pages. Slipcased.

Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, Bristol board, Ultrachrome K3 inks, PVA

Michael Peven was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where he attended the University of Illinois, Chicago for a BA in Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for an MFA in Photography/Artists Books. He has been active as a photographer, bookmaker and installation artist since the 1970s. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where he directs the photography program and teaches photography and bookmaking courses.

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Michael Peven – Bird’s Bar Mitzvah

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