Edinburgh: Demarco Gallery, 1970

First edition. 43 x 29cm, 44 pp plus outer cover. Stapled.  The catalogue for the exhibition of Dusseldorf Artists during the 1973 Edinburgh International Festival with original contributions by Beuys, Brecht, Filliou, Knoebel, Palermo, Polke, Richter, Rinke, Roth, Ruthenbeck, Spoerri, Walther and many others in this important vanguard publication.

The (unwieldy) title by Thomkins was chosen because of its palindromic character. 

Noted as an artist’s book in both Polke’s (nr 13) and Richter’s catalogue raisonnes the truth is that neither had anything to do with the design of the publication which was entirely created locally from supplied photographs by an Edinburgh designer who worked for the printers, the Lutton Press – nonetheless this exhibition and publication is also notable for it being Beuys’ first British exhibition. The cover of this publication is somewhat marked and browned with possible nascent foxing and the staples a little rusted but internally this is VG+.

A scarce document which was later reprinted by Demarco to try to cash in on its scarcity.

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