Friday, April 28, 2017

Vito Acconci

[Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar, editors]
Avalanche: Vito Acconci Issue
New York City, USA: Avalanche, 1972
80 pp.,
Dimensions, 23.5 x 23.5 cm., staple-bound
Edition size unknown

The sixth issue of Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar's Avalanche Magazine is devoted to entirely to the works of Vito Acconci. The issue serves as a kind of catalogue of Acconci's early performances, featuring documentation of pieces such as Trademarks, Rubbing Piece, Waterways, Centers, Shadow Box, See Through, Prying, Sound Barrier, Memory Box, Control Box, Supply Room, and perhaps the artists' most notorious work, Seedbed (in which the artist masturbated beneath a ramp for two weeks inside the Sonnabend Gallery).

Acconci died earlier today, from a stroke. He was 77 years old.

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