These leporellos, also known as a concertina book are part of a series of four illustrative books, taking inspiration from two poems written by French poet Guillaume Apollinaire. The poems were sent to ‘Monsieur Picasso, Artist’ on a plain blue postcard, postmarked 2 November 1905. ‘The Saltimbanque’ and ‘Performance’ became two of the most popular French poems of the twentieth century. These handmade books are part of my ‘circus period’.