Monday, May 23, 2016

Robert C Morgan Collection

Today Granary Books announced the availability of The Robert C. Morgan Conceptual Art Collection of  Correspondence, Interviews, Artists' Books, Monographs, Catalogs, and Ephemera. 
The collection features works by Carl Andre, Art&Language, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Jan Dibbets, Peter Downsbrough, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Douglas Huebler, Allan Kaprow, Joseph Kosuth, Muntadas, Sol LeWitt, Michael Snow, and Lawrence Weiner.

Included are many much-coveted artists' books, such as Michael Snow's Cover to Cover, Ruscha's Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, Jan Dibbets' Robin Redbreast’s Territory and John Baldessari's Fable. Other highlights include Art-Language journals, Seth Seigelaub publications and cassettes containing interviews Morgan conducted. These include conversations with Marina Abromović, Baldessari, Barry, Haacke, Huebler, Kaprow, Komar and Melamid, Kosuth, Lucy Lippard, Ruscha, Siegelaub, Snow, Bernar Venet, John Weber, and Weiner. Many of them have never been transcribed.

"Robert C. Morgan (b. 1943) is an internationally renowned American art critic, art historian, curator, lecturer, poet, and painter. He completed his dissertation, "The Role of Documentation in Conceptual Art: An Aesthetic Inquiry," at New York University (School of Education) in 1978. It was the first dissertation on Conceptual art in the U.S. and was later rewritten, updated and published as Conceptual Art: An American Perspective (McFarland & Company, 1994).

The present collection springs from Morgan's assiduous research and writing, and provides copious evidence of and discerning insight into the enduring phenomenon of Conceptual art, with particular attention to Lawrence Weiner, Robert Barry, Peter Downsbrough, John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Douglas Huebler, Seth Siegelaub, Allan Kaprow, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, and Ed Ruscha, to name a few. The collection includes artists' books, monographs, catalogs, cards, posters, recordings, correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, and so forth, and represents the work of more than 100 artists, writers, curators, and editors."
- Granary Books press release

For more information, view the prospectus at Granary Books, here

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