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to be with art is all we ask

Gilbert & George

London. Art For All. (Self-published). 1970
Gilbert & George's rare so-called 'Second Booklet', 'to be with art is all we ask'.

Issued in an edition of 300 numbered copies, numbered in ink to the rear cover and with the 'GG' stamp in red to the final page of text.

The artists' preface reads: 'This booklet / illustrates with words and one plate / our feelings as sculptors on / the subject of Art / When we did it / we felt very light and we hope / that you read it in the same light ...'.

[(Eindhoven) - Gilbert & George 1968-1980, p.81; Künstler Bücher I, Krefelder Kunstmuseen 1993, p. 67, no.6].
[4 leaves; pp. 8]. 8vo. (204 x 122 mm). Printed text with single monochrome photographic plate entitled 'Frozen into a gazing for you, Art.' as frontispiece. Original publisher's printed wrappers with titles in black to front cover and justification to rear cover.