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Artists & Photographs

Artists & Photographs. Alloway, Lawrence

New York. Multiples, Inc. 1970
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“The present exhibition/catalogue clarifies with a new intensity the uses of photography, in a spectrum that ranges from documentation to newly-minted works. Some photographs are evidence of absent works of art, other photographs constitute themselves works of art, and still others serve as documents of documents” (from the introduction).

Presented here is a complete copy of the box, including the one piece missing in the great majority of copies, Tom Gormley’s “Red File Cabinet,” of which most examples were reportedly accidentally destroyed. The Rauschenberg “Revolver,” a complex plexiglass multiple is also present, and is rare, with only some 200 examples of it having been produced.

Contents of Box:

Mel Bochner - Misunderstandings (A theory of photography)
Christo - Packed Tower, Spoleto
Jan Dibbets - perspective correction, 5 piles
Tom Gormley - Red File Cabinet (with lightbulb)
Dan Graham - Two Parallel Essays
Douglas Huebler - Location Piece #2, New York City & Seattle
Allan Kaprow - Pose, March 22, 1969 Continued 1970
Michael Kirby - Pont Neuf: the localization of a tetrahedron in space
Joseph Kosuth - Notebook on Water
Sol LeWitt - Schematic Drawing for Muybridge II, 1964
Richard Long - Rain Dance
Robert Morris - Continuous Project Altered Daily
Bruce Nauman - LAAIR
Dennis Oppenheim - Flower Araangement for Bruce Nauman
Robert Rauschenberg - Revolver
Ed Ruscha - Babycakes
Robert Smithson - Torn Photograph from the 2nd Stop (Rubble)
Bernar Venet - Exploited Subjects
Andy Warhol - Portraits.
With text booklet by Lawrence Alloway.
A combination of both exhibition and catalogue. Consists of a box containing various ephemera, texts, images and multiples by nineteen leading artists of the 1960s. Box with cover design by Dan Graham.
#40461

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