August 1972

Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1972
28 x 20cm, 58pp. Boards with printed title. An anthology of concrete poems (in part designed by Michael Harvey) with a section dedicated to sundials. This is the second US publication (After the Something Else Press publication the year before. This is one of 200 signed and numbered copies aside from the 1,000 unnumbered copies. VG+. ...

Paris: Edition Multiplicata, 1972
21 x 13.5cm, 20pp plus card wrappers. First edition of this artist's book that supposedly shows ten different portraits of the younger Boltanski from the age of 3 to age 20. All but the last of the children photographed are not Boltanski but friends and relatives (Christophe Boltanski the artist's nephew is one of the models) and were all taken by Annette Messager on a single day inJuly 1972. The last image is of Boltanski supposedly at 20 years of age but when the photograph was taken he was 28. Yet another example of the fictionalism of the artist's work - history is erroneous and cannot be trusted. Nor can artists although on the back page the date of the photography is revealed so at least the deception was only temporary for the careful reader. VG+ condition.
Referenced in Flay Christian Boltanski Catalogue 1992, Page 74.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
7.5 x 7.5cm, 12pp plus wrappers and pictorial dj - artist's book with two drawings of triangles - one is denoted as a Sail, the other a sundial. Then tweo triangles are a schooner (a boat with two sails) and finally the numbers I - XII - is a fleet - presumably the boat numbers. Simply a visual pun based on the sundial,.
VG but the staples are somewhat rusted.

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