NOT I. 1973. UNIQUE APPROPRIATED BOOK SENT BY BYARS TO JAMES BUTLER. 1973.

NOT I. 1973. UNIQUE APPROPRIATED BOOK SENT BY BYARS TO JAMES BUTLER. 1973.

Beckett, Samuel
NOT I
London: Faber & Faber, 1973
19.5 x 12cm, 16pp plus original wrappers. First edition of this printing of the famous solo play where an isolated mouth tells a rambling tale of a life from the point of death backwards. Byars has appropriated this important book as he often did with publications he deemed important or, in some way, conceptual and has written in pencil “J. LOVES J.” on the first blank page in his starry letting. He then sent the book to James Butler – his close friend and gallerist. The text means “James Loves James”. A unique work with amazing association.