Saturday, October 4, 2014

Joseph Kosuth | Notebook on Water

Joseph Kosuth
Notebook on Water
New York City, USA: Multiples, Inc., 1970
[15] pp., 24.5 x 30.5 cm., loose cards in envelope
Edition of 1200

An artist's book composed of a 9 1/2 x 12" printed manila envelope containing loose leaves with definitions of water in its various states [liquid, vapor, ice], photographs, a folded map, and facsimiles of Kosuth's notebooks.

Originally published for inclusion in the "Artists & Photographs" box published by Marian Goodman's Multiples, Inc. The other works in the box include:

Mel Bochner's Misunderstandings (A Theory of Photography), Christo's Packed Tower, Spoleto, Italy 1968, Jan Dibbets' Perspective Correction 1967, Dan Graham's Two Parallel Essays, Douglas Huebler's Location Piece #2 : New York City – Seattle, Washington, Allan Kaprow's Pose,  Michael Kirby's Pont Neuf, Sol LeWitt's Schematic Drawing for Muybridge, Richard Long's Rain Dance, August 24, 1969. The Rift Valley, East Aftrica (A3/4 Mile Travelling Piece Documented by 4 Photographs), Robert Morris's Continuous Project Altered Daily, Bruce Nauman's LAAIR, Dennis Oppenheim's Flower Arrangement for Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg's Revolver (the rarest item of the set, frequently missing from 'near-complete' sets), Edward Ruscha's Babycakes With Weights, Robert Smithson's Torn Photograph, Bernar Venet's Exploited, and Andy Warhol's Portraits.

Available on Ebay, for 200 GBP, here.

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