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Ordering Instructions
Limited Artist Edition

The Limited Artist edition is an edition of 75 with 25 artist proofs. 50 of the numbered edition are available as a premium to members and supporters who contribute to the Institute in the amount of $1,000 USD.

Each suitcase is a unique object with a name drawn from one of the many fictional or fictionalized historical figures in Sebald's prose fictions. The valise houses a hardcover edition of Searching for Sebald along with 20 originals works of art by 20 artists or visual researchers.

To secure a limited edition suitcase, you may send in the order form (download pdf below) along with your check drawn on a U.S. bank and made out to The Institute of Cultural Inquiry. Shipping costs to the U.S. and Canada are included in the donation price of the edition. For shipments to Europe, an additional $75 should be added.
If you decide to pay by credit card through our secure paypal link, please make sure to send us your preferred suitcase name to .

Limited Artist Edition order form (pdf)

Order suitcase for U.S. and Canadian destinations

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Suitcase Names

strike-through names are already reserved
  • Agata
  • Alec Girrard
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Ambros Adelwarth
  • Angela
  • Austerlitz
  • Balzac
  • Beyle
  • Borges
  • Catherine of Siena
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Charlotte
  • Claude Levi-Strauss
  • Courbet
  • David Hume
  • Dowager Empress
  • Dr. Tulp
  • Duke of Wellington
  • Drer (After Nature)
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Edward Fitzgerald
  • Empress Maria Theresia
  • Franz Kafka
  • Franz Schubert
  • Fuchslager
  • Georg Wilhelm Steller
  • Giotto
  • Goethe
  • Gottfried Keller
  • Governor Johann Maurits
  • Handel
  • Heidegger
  • Henri Marie Beyle (Stendhal)
  • Henry Selwyn
  • Hippocrates
  • Jacques Offenbach
  • Jan Peter Tripp
  • Jean-Jaques Rousseau
  • Johannes Naegeli
  • John Purcell
  • Joseph Conrad
  • Joseph von Hazzi
  • Jozf Teodor Konrad
  • Kasper Hauser
  • Klaus Mann
  • Kubla Khan
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Louis XIV
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Marcel Proust
  • Mata Hari
  • Matthaeus Grüenewald
  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty
  • Michael Hamburger
  • Montaigne
  • Mr. Deutsch
  • Nabokov
  • Napoleon
  • Nicolas Ledoux
  • Omar Khayyams
  • Paracelsus
  • Paul Bereyter
  • Paul Klee
  • Peter Vischer
  • Pisanello
  • Queen Victoria
  • Rembrandt
  • Robert Walser
  • Roger Casement
  • Roland Barthes
  • St. Barbara
  • St. Bavo
  • St. Erasmus
  • Stifter
  • Thomas Browne
  • Thomas Münzer
  • Victor Hugo
  • W. G. Sebald
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Or pick another name from Sebald's oeuvre
Artist Contributors
  • Thomas Becker (Switzerland)
  • Suvan Geer (U.S.)
  • Antoinette LaFarge (U.S.)
  • Christel Dillbohner (U.S./Germany)
  • Deborah Paulsen (U.S.)
  • Terri Valli Trotter (U.S.)
  • Tris Vonna-Michell (Germany/U.K.)
  • Jo Todd (U.S.)
  • Melinda Smith Altshuler (U.S.)
  • Jeremy Millar (U.K.)
  • Tim Wright (U.K.)
  • Daniel Lash (U.S.)
  • Anne Flannery (U.S.)
  • ICI Research Team
  • Pablo Helguera (U.S./Mexico)
  • Yolande Macias McKay (U.S.)
  • Chris Rochelle (U.S.)
  • Skuta (U.S./Iceland)
  • Axel Forrester (U.S.)
  • Sande Sisneros (U.S.)