NYC: Sperone Westwater Gallery, 2000

27 x 21cm, outer cover content of ten plastic sleeves containing contributions by ten artists as curated by David Leiber and Tom Sachs. Additionally there is a small cardboard and tape pocket on the inside front wrapper which contains a hand-made booklet entitled “Small Observations on the Small Tasks of the Bricoleur” by Sonic Youth with Todd Alden. The booklet has a handmade bookmark (entitled Figure 1) inserted.

The assemblage has original contributions by Hope Atherton, Chris Burden, Alexander Calder, Greg Colson, Wim Delvoye, Tom Friedman, Tim Hawkinson, Toland Grinnell, Jon Kessler, Tom Sachs, Richard Wentworth and H.C. Westermann. And inside the back cover is stapled on checklist of contents and two business cards from Leiber and Tom Sachs.

Each book is handmade and hence unique in the series – the inner plastics have dynotape titles after each artist and the cover was hand assembled by Tom Sachs using card, printed elements and duct tape along with an invoice envelope on the back of the book.

875 hand numbered examples were issued but this is a somewhat hard to find item – and a very important early Tom Sachs publication. VG+ taking into account the original state of some of the assembled elements.

, and 18-page illustrated exhibition checklist stapled to the inside rear wrapper. Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Sperone Westwater Gallery, November 2 to December 22, 2000. Limited Edition, one of 875 hand-numbered copies (this copy n° 768). Light bump to upper right corner of the front cover. Fine. Dedication copy, signed by Todd Alden in black ink inside the front cover. Signed by Author(s).


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