Shop > Artists' Books


The Yes No Quality of Dreams

David Robilliard
Roma Publications
Artists' Books
Monograph, Painting, Illustration, Poetry

This book comprises a selection of paintings, drawings and poems by London-based poet and painter David Robilliard (1952-1988). Combining figurative elements with text taken from his poems, his paintings employ coded language, wry wit and a melancholic tinge to impart narratives of passing infatuations, sexual encounters and life’s tragedy, as the spectre of HIV looms towards the end of his life. Besides reproductions of artworks, the book includes an exclusive audio CD of Robilliard reading his poems in 1987. With texts by Andrew Wilson and Gregor Muir.

  1. The Yes No Quality of Dreams

Related Items

  1. Joseph Lammirato: The Small Book of Great Big Dreams,
  2. Susanne Kriemann: Ashes and Broken Brickwork of a Logical Theory
  3. Kristin Lucas: Dollar Store Quality Piece of Scrap
  4. Ronald Philapson: Secret Word is Hype
  5. Andrew Dodds: Lost in Space
  6. Manuel Saiz: Tit for Tat
  7. Aglaia Konrad: Carrara
  8. Dana Lixenberg: Set Amsterdam
  9. Nickel van Duijvenboden: No Mirror Can Guard You
  10. Liedeke Kruk: Portraits
  11. Erik van der Weijde: Superquadra
  12. Stefan Oláh: Twentysix Viennese Gasoline Stations
  13. Wim Wauman: Paraphernalia - On The Status Of Inspirational Objects
  14. Jochen Lempert: Phenotype
  15. Les Levine: Transmedia, 1964 to 1974
  16. Suburbylonia
  17. Galia Pasternak: Clips
  18. Erik van der Weijde: Bonsai
  19. Roman Signer: Slow Movement
  20. Art City
  21. Liv Bugge: You Make Me Want To Die In The Country Side: A meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  22. Katie Lyle and Jacquelyn Ross: Drawings on Yellow Paper
  23. Thomas Mailaender: Cathedral Cars
  24. Ola El-Khalidi: Shahenda: On Smoking
  25. Cathy Busby: The North End Vol. I & II Box-Set
  26. Open Engagement: An Anthology by Jen Delos Reyes (ed.)
  27. Vier5: Best Company
  28. Jean-Max Colard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and Philippe Parreno: COOOOOOOOP FANZINE 2
  29. Emily Smit-Dicks and Josh Thorpe: The Unexpected
  30. David Maroto: The South Highway
  32. David Lynch: Naming
  33. Will Holder and David Osbaldeston : INFLECTION SANDWICH
  34. Laura U. Marks: Enfoldment and Infinity
  35. Donal McGraith: Leaving No Mark: Prolegomena to an Evanescent Art
  36. David Hartt: Belvedere