• artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white
  • 17.8 x 10.1 cm.
  • [64] pp.
  • edition size 1000
  • unsigned and unnumbered


Lawrence Weiner



Being Weiner's first artists' book simply is enough recognition regarding how important this book is in establishing a trend in the history of artists' publications. Be there no doubt - this book is the Godfather of not just the contemporary artists' book - alongside Ruscha's "Twentysix Gasoline Stations" - but holds parental rights to much of the history of contemporary art in general.


"International General, Distributing Independently Produced Vanguard Art Books, Catalogues and Information" by Seth Siegelaub. New York, NY : International General, 1971
"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 71.
No. 1 in "Lawrence Weiner : Books 1968 - 1989, Catalogue Raisonné" by Lawrence Weiner, Dieter Schwarz. Köln / Villeurbanne, Germany / France : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König / Le Nouveau Musée, 1989, pp. 10-11, pp. 137.
"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 140 and 180.
"Artist / Author : Contemporary Artists' Books" by Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Glenn O'Brien, Jane Rolo, Brian Wallis, Martha Wilson, Thomas Padon. New York, NY : Distributed Art Publishers / The American Federation of Arts, 1998, pp. 35, 111, 128.
"Seth Siegelaub : Beyond Conceptual Art" by Leontine Coelewij, Sara Martinetti, Marja Bloem, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jo Melvin, Götz Langkau, Matilda McQuaid, Alan Kennedy, Seth Siegelaub. Köln and Amsterdam, Germany / Netherlands : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König / Stedelijk Museum, 2016, pp. 112-113.

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