Exhibition Lam Bun-Ching and Gunnar A. Kaldewey:
“Creative Couples, Musics and Books”
SAMUEL BECKETT, QUATRE POEMES • FOUR SONGS. New York 1986.
28 pages in triangular shape. Printed in green dark pink and black on Kaldewey handmade paper.
6 etchings by BUN-CHING LAM of musical excerpts from her own settings of the Beckett poems.
30 copies. 39 x 40 em. Bound by C. Zwang gray paper over board with design impressed in relief
on the covers' in a rectangular box' impressed in relief spine lettered in silver.
10 special copies on heavy Kaldewey paper with an extra suite of the etchings printed in red on
Chinese paper' bound in leather with relief printed covers.
10 deluxe copies signed by Samuel Beckett and Bun-Ching Lam on heavy paper with an extra
suite of the etchings printed in red on Chinese paper' bound in a flexible wooden binding with
leather spine and ebony wood corners by Jean de Gonet of Paris' the wooden panels on the front
cover are in green on the back in red' in a chemise and slip case, titled in black by Atelier Dermont-
First book edition. Both French and English texts by Samuel Beckett• these four poems by Beckett
were written in 1937 and 1948 and subsequently were translated by him into English. Laid into all
copies is a 45 rpm record of the poems set to music by Bun-Ching Lam for which she was awarded
first prize in the 1980 Aspen Music Festival. Of the regular issue 50 copies were intended (as
stated in the colophon) but only 30 copies were finally realized.