Rona Pondick

Title: I Want

Medium: Lithograph on Whatman white-wove

Size: Book Edition, 11 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. (closed with covers); Print Edition, Prints I-IV 13 x 31 3/4 in., Print V & Cover 14 3/4 x 34 5/8 in.

Edition: Book Edition, Hard cover cloth bound book holding four double page spread accordian fold sheets; Edition of 25, 7 Artist's proofs, 2 Printer's Proofs, 1 I.C.E. Impression. Print Edition, 5 images, edition of 10 Roman Numerals.

Release: November 1996

Price: ICE Publication, SOLD OUT. Single (Image II), $800.00. Hard Cover Publication, $2,500.00.


RONA PONDICK, I Want (1996), a limited-edition artist's book consisting of artist designed covers and four double page accordion fold sheets published by I.C. Editions, a division of Susan Inglett Gallery. The edition was printed in lithography by Derriere L'Etoile Studios, NYC using 18 aluminum plates and nine colors. The edition numbers 25 with 7 Artist's Proofs. Each double page spread measures 11 x 29 3/8 in. Each double page spread will also be offered as a single print in an edition of ten.


Pondick has selected the book format as the perfect vehicle for her explorations of desire. Here repetition provides not only a formal structure for the work, as exhibited in the sculpture, but a metaphorical one. The mantra-like repetition of the text, I want, enveloped by the wrappers of the book becomes the physical embodiment of secret or hidden desires.

I Want can be found in the collections of the Allen Art Museum, Oberlin; Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Morgan Library, NYC; New York Public Library, NYC; and the Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village.

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