New York City, USA: The Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989
33.7 x 23.5 cm.
Edition of 140 [+10 AP] signed copies
A collaboration between Gober and author Joyce Carol Oates, Heat is a pair of white leather diaries housed in a purple linen covered box. The diaries feature genitalia endpapers and the text of a 3000-word story about the murder of two eleven-year-old identical twins, Rhea and Rhonda Kunkel. The text is reproduced in the artist's handwriting.
A year and a half ago Christies sold one of these for $375 US, less than a third of the low estimate ($1500 - $2500).