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  1. The Search for the Hand of the Spirit: Portfolio Cover Sheet edition of 30, signed and number by the artists one colour letterpress on paper 50.5 x 40.5 cm

  2. Search for the Spirit. Poem: Michael Morris, 1992 three colour letterpress print on 270 g Alt Nürnberg (Römertum) at Künsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin by Detlev Pusch and Rainer Pretzel. 50.5 x 40.5 cm

  3. Miss General Idea 1971-83 Photo: Vincent Trasov, 1971 From the original 35mm negative on Ilford multigrade fibre-base paper. by Abbott & Tincombe Photographic Services, Vancouver, 1992. 35.6 x 27.9 cm

  4. Culture Appropriates Nature Photo: Vincent Trasov, 1974 From the original 35mm Kodachrome transparency taken to Interneg film 4114 printed on Kodak Ektacolor Plus N. by JV Photo-Print Service, Victoria, 1992 40.5 x 50.5 cm

  5. Art's Birthday/Decca Dance Michael Morris, 1992 Two-colour silkscreen printed on 300 g Hahnemühle at Künsterhaus Bethanien, Berlin by Detlev Pusch

  6. London Nuts, 1984 Michael Morris, 1977-92 Original linocut printed in an edition of ten Artist's Proofs by Peter Daglish, London, 1977. Edition printed on 270 g Arches Cover by Gwen Curry, Brentwood Bay, B.C., 1992 29.8 x 23.6 cm

  7. Twist Collage: Michael Morris, 1992 Colour Xerox print laminated on conservation mounting board by Rolf Grieser, Berlin. 14.9 x 10.7 cm

  8. Hand of the Spirit Talisman. Pendant and Chain: Michael Morris, 1972 Handcrafted in sterling silver by Karl Zuker, Vancouver, 1992, from the original design. 6.2 x 5.7 x .15 cm

  9. Hand of the Spirit: Documents of the Seventies from the Morris/Trasov Archive. Exhibition catalogue. 47 pages, colour and b/w images. Soft cover. Essays/Writings by Michael Morris, Vincent Trasov, Scott Watson and Keith Wallace. $15.00.
    ISBN# 0-88865-294-1 — To order contact:, tel. 604.822.2759,
    fax. 604.822.6689.

The Search for the Hand of the Spirit

Michael Morris / Vincent Trasov

Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov founded Image Bank, an ongoing archive of correspondence & ephemera, in 1968. The Belkin Art Gallery now houses this archive.

The boxed edition refers to the archive and the theme “Hand of the Spirit” – an image icon that circulated among Image Bank, Toronto’s General Idea and other artists in the early 1970’s.

This portfolio was published by Morris/Trasov Archive and the University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, in an edition of thirty to coincide with the first exhibition developed from the Morris/Trasov Archive, curated by Scott Watson, October, 1992.

The portfolio includes 7 prints, 1 pendant, and a portfolio box fabricated by Rolf Grieser, Berlin.

$2200.00 + shipping & handling.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689