Jenifer Wightman

In the collections of:
Ed 1:  Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 5
Ed 2:  Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria: blog, catalog #, Hubay 27
Ed 3:  Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 10
Ed 4:  Frankfurt University Library, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 6
Ed 5:  Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 8 & 9
Ed 6:  Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany
Ed 7:  Stadtbibliothek-Weberbach, Trier, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 11
Ed 8:  Hofbibliothek, Aschaffenburg, German: blog, catalog #, Hubay 7
Ed 9:  Hochschul-und Landesbibliothek, Fulda, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 4
Ed 10:  Universitatsbibliothek Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 14
Ed 11:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 3
Ed 12:  Biblioteka Seminarium Duchownego, Pelpin Poland, blog, Hubay 28, pending
Ed 13:  Landesbibliothek, Kassel, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 12v1
Ed 14:  Staats-und Universitatsbibliothek, Gottingen, Germany: blog, catalog #, Hubay 2
Ed 15:  Library of the University of Mons-Hainaut, Mons, Belgium: blog, catalog #, Hubay 1
Ed 16:  Bibliotheque de l’Agglomeration de St. Omer, St. Omer, France: blog, catalog #, Hubay 18
Ed 17:  Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France, blog, Hubay 15 & 17, rejected
Ed 18:  Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France, rejected
Ed 19:  Bibliotheque Mazarine, Paris, France: blog, catalog #, Hubay 16
Ed 20:  Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Germany: blog, catalog #
Ed 21:  Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark: blog, catalog #, Hubay 12v2
Ed 22:  Vatican Library, Vatican City, Italy: blog, catalog #, Hubay 33 & 34
Ed 23:  Vatican Library, Vatican City, Italy
Ed 24:  Bodmer Library, Cologny, Switzerland: blog, catalog #, Hubay 30
Ed 25:  Library of Congress, DC, USA: blog, video, catalog #, Hubay 35
Ed 26:  Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK: blog, catalog #, Hubay 24
Ed 27:  Eton College Library, Eton, UK: blog, catalog #, Hubay 23
Ed 28:  Lambeth Palace Library, London, UK: blog, catalog #, Hubay 20
Ed 29:  Moscow State University Library, Moscow, Russia: blog, catalog #, Hubay 49
Ed 30:  Russian State Library, Moscow, Russia: blog, catalog #, Hubay 48
Ed 31:  British Library, London, UK, blog, catalog #, Hubay 19 & 21
Ed 32:  British Library, London, UK
Ed 33:  John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK: blog, catalog #, Hubay 25
Ed 34:  National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK: blog, catalog #, Hubay 26
Ed 35:  Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK: blog, catalog #, Hubay 22
Ed 36: New York Public Library, New York, NY, USA : blog, catalog #, Hubay 42
Ed 37:  Morgan Library, New York, NY, USA: blog, catalog #, Hubay 37, 38, 44
Ed 38:  Morgan Library, New York, NY, USA
Ed 39:  Morgan Library, New York, NY, USA
Ed 40: Beinecke Library, Yale, New Haven, CT, USA : blog, catalog #, Hubay 41
Ed 41: Scheide Library, Princeton, Princeton, NJ, USA , pending, Hubay 43
Ed 42-49: to be delivered
Ed 50 & 51: reserved for currently unaccounted Gutenberg Bibles.
Ed.52: Nancy Wightman
Ed 53: my copy!
Ed 54: Bob Rubens
Ed 55: Donation to Center for Book Arts
Ed 56: Clapp Library, Wellesley College
Ed 71: Donation to LMCC auction,
bid won by Sam Miller
Ed 72: Ginger Cornell
Ed 73: Meg Jamieson & Jamie Walters
Ed 74: David Whiteman & Lee Jane Kauffman
Ed 75: Jodi & Matt Cushman
Ed 76: Mark Samuel Lasner
Ed 77: Exhibited at the International Print Center New York
IPCNY New Prints 2015/Summer
Donation to the Center for Book Arts Auction,
bid won by Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum
Ed 78: Simeon Warner
EE1: Donation to the Center for Book Arts Auction,
bid won by Colin Urbina
EE2: Nancy Wightman
AP1: Sarah Broadley
AP2: Mirella Bucci
AP3: Roni Gross
AP4: Lee Marchalonis
AP5: Sarah Nicholls
AP6: Kyle Triplett
AP7: Harry Segal
AP8: Mark Shelby Perry


<Jenifer Wightman>


Addendum (to the Gutenberg Bible) is a one page letterpress broadside that updates the story of Genesis using scientific images and bibliographic reference.  In July 2014, I began hand-deliviering editions to stewards of existing 49-remaining Gutenberg Bibles. To date, 41 have been delivered, scroll right to see Collections.
Visit the blog of my deliveries!
Watch a video of the Library of Congress delivery!
Buy a limited edition copy or make a donation.
Artist Statement:
While the story of Genesis is a perfectly reasonable hypothesis of creation given the available information, we have learned much since the invention of the Gutenberg Printing Press.  The printing press, for me, is the beginning of contemporary science as it was the broad distribution of ideas that led to a true evolution of shared thinking.  This Addendum to the Gutenberg Bible is founded in the tradition of story telling and all the ways language playfully re/considers the world around us
Larger Project Details:
This project was executed during an artist residency at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. It is a individually rubricated, three-color letterpress print (polymer plate, hand-set type, Helvetica, Textura, Weiss) on laid paper made by Lee Marchalonis (lightly pigmented cotton & flax, 12”x16 ¾”) . Addendum was designed in the style and dimension of the 42-line Gutenberg bible and printed in an edition of 180. Completed in 2014.