Coventry: s.p. (Art + Language), 1973
10 sheets of 30 x 21cm as issued offset and 5 sheets 32 x 21cm all printed recto. Stapled top left. Relatively unknown Art + Language publication distributed at the ICA show of that year as well as internally amongst the group (with some variation). Very small limitation – the text is by Ian Burn, Michael Corris Preston Heller, Mel Ramsden and Terry Smith and concerns the considerations required in the tasks relating to indexing which reflects A+L’s interest in the concept of categorisation which ultimately led to the Lisson Gallery Index Show.Some edge damage to the larger pages at the extremities due to the strangely longer pages employed for the last 4 pages but otherwise very good apart from some browning. This copy has some green felt-tipped ink annotations to the copy by an unknown hand which is almost certainly one of the members of the A+L co-operative. Minor rusting to original staples. Very rare with only a small limitation.
We hold two variants of this publication: one without the second or third transcripts and another without the cover – these seem to have been for internal circulation only although all versions still look somewhat home-made because of the different sizes of the paper. Please enquire if these other two variants are of interest.