Temporarily accessioned is a new bookwork by Paul Coldwell made for his forthcoming exhibitions -Setting Memory (6/10/16-7/1/17) at the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna and Temporarily Accessioned –Freud’s Coat Revisited at the Freud Museum London, (22/2/17 to 7/5/17).
On 23rd February 2016, Paul Coldwell arranged for the coat that Professor Sigmund Freud wore for his emigration from Vienna to London to be x-rayed at the National Gallery, London. The book records the performance which involved escorting the coat from 20 Maresfield Gardens (Freud Museum London) to the National Gallery where it was temporarily accessioned and then x-rayed in the photography and imaging department before then being returned. The photographer, Peter Abrahams recorded the day’s events and from these photographs, Coldwell developed the narrative through layering and multi exposure photographic images leading to the production of a life size composite image of the x-rayed coat.
The book measures 23 x 31 cm, is composed of 72 pages printed black and white on 200g Magno Satin paper, with 170 g wood free endpapers. It is case bound, with square backed spine with a paper printed cover on 150g gloss art plus gloss lamination over foam inserts front and back.
A pocket attached to inside back cover board contains a folded print of the composite x-ray of Freud’s coat, 62 mm x 52 mm printed on 90g Amber Graphic.
Temporarily Accessioned is in a limited edition of 150 copies + 20 A/Ps, each signed and numbered by the artist.